Dean S. Williams

Manager, Measuring & Test Equipment, Duke Energy, Huntersville, NC, USA

Mr. Williams has an Engineering degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with over 40 years experience working and managing in a wide range of businesses. He has managed numerous groups and large projects for several Fortune 500 companies with a focus on continuous process improvement. In addition to his current activities as president of Effective Focus Insights Mr. Williams is a Senior LEAN consultant with Invistics, and the manager of Duke Energy's Nuclear Measuring and Test Equipment Program.

In his role at Duke Energy he has lead a continuous process improvement effort at the central calibration laboratory that has resulted in an over 400% increase in per technician throughput and essentially flat operating costs over the last decade while over doubling the number of facilities supported. In his role at Effective Focus and Invistics he has led or co-lead numerous process improvement workshops both domestically and internationally.

An award winning conference speaker, seminar leader, and author of several articles and numerous blogs on process improvement, as well a business novel on effectiveness, Finally Focused, a common sense approach to greater effectiveness, his passion is helping individuals and organizations achieve greater and lasting effectiveness.


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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