Thomas Van Eimeren
Lean Sigma CPI Manager Global Business Operations, Arrow Electronics, Inc., Mesa, AZ, USA

Thomas J. Van Eimeren, “Tommy” is an accomplished Lean Sigma Black Belt & holds the position of Global Lean Sigma Continuous Process Improvement Manager for Arrow Electronics, Global Business Operations.

Thomas currently leads Arrows’ world class 5S program, managing and mentoring 75 Global facility 5S leaders and owns the Global Dashboard for 5S. Thomas drives lean sigma deployment globally inclusive of leading, teaching, facilitating, consulting, mentoring & coaching leaders of tactical & strategic transformational improvement projects within Arrow's global business operations and supply chain network. Thomas is always developing innovative tools and pioneering approaches for lean sigma to drive excitement, deeper engagement and culture transformation. Thomas was the chief architect in the design and deployment of two Key CPI programs: The Arrow Lean Sigma Global Olympics & Arrow’s Lean Sigma Drones. Both of which, have won the Lean Sigma Innovation of the Year award for two consecutive years at the Lean and Six Sigma World Conference in both 2016 & 2017. These programs continue to gain momentum & continue to generate excellent results for Arrow.Thomas has been Arrow’s Global Lean Sigma continuous process improvement leader for the last 10 years of his 22-year tenure with the company. He has led more than 220 continuous process improvement events during that time. He is a member of the Lean Benchmarking Council, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and APICS, a nonprofit organization offering certification programs and training tools to increase workplace performance.

Thomas was recognized and published as number 21 of the “Top 25 Global Lean Sigma Practitioners” in the May 2016 issue of The Lean Management Journal, a global business-improvement magazine covering lean, operational excellence and continuous improvement. Thomas resides in Mesa, AZ with his wife & identical twin 10yr old boys. He enjoys traveling, coaching his sons’ tackle & flag football teams & riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle to and from the office.


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Conference Chair's Message

Laura Martin-Samala

Continuous Process Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner helps organizations achieve, but is also a fundamental core competency of their personal make up. That is why  innovative companies are looking for people that use the LSS way of thinking at every level. In this age of “Big Data”, “IOT” and “AI”, ... read more