Kerry Kovarik has worked for esteemed corporations such as Danaher, Stanley Black & Decker, Masco, Emhart, ITT, and Mueller. Kerry’s roles in these companies were centered around engineering, with most of his career serving in Senior Level Management roles. At Danaher, Kerry was introduced to the Toyota Production System and participated in study/competition tours in Japan with Shingijustu. Kerry was an instrumental member of the team that helped build and launch the Danaher Business System (DBS) in the Tool Group, which happened to be the largest division within Danaher at that time. DBS became the main catalyst in the turnaround of the Tool Group and the subsequent foundation for Danaher’s significant growth and profitability. Kerry’s strengths lie in technical management and assembling high-performing, lean, balanced & agile teams. Key Focus disciplines have been on such things as new product and process development; global supplier development; speed-to-market; DFM/DFMA; VE and Cost-out; supplier quality; New Product Introduction; elimination of waste; strategy development & deployment. Kerry’s work has become the subject as best-in-class for benchmarking, specifically in the global supplier development and AME arenas. As a consummate team player, Kerry’s passion is to work with technical groups and closely collaborate within the total company as well as with external supplier partners so that everyone wins.
BS – Industrial Engineering – Purdue University
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