About the interviewee
Global Container Terminals USA
Background Rob serves as the Vice President- Global Operational Excellence for Global Container Terminals reporting directly to the CEO and Board of Directors. In addition, Rob is the Chief Executive Officer of Detailed Logic Group, LLC. He provides the vision and direction of the Detailed Logic Group performance improvement methodology, educational workshops, coaching and consulting services. Prior to founding Detailed Logic Group, LLC and his leadership position with Global Container Terminals, Rob held leadership roles across multiple industries within Fortune 500 companies such as: Sony, PepsiCo, Allegheny Technologies Inc., GE, and Johnson Controls International. Over two decades of experience driving Operational Excellence and Business Transformation has resulted in over one billion dollars of organizational cost savings and generated revenue. He is a subject matter expert (SME) in Lean, Critical Problem Solving, Six Sigma, Strategy Deployment, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Change Acceleration, Enterprise Operation / Business Systems and Business Operating Models.
A current C-suite operational excellence executive, Rob’s primary industry background centers on manufacturing (technology) and service based environments. He has held positions including Reliability Engineer, Production Manager, Lean-Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Director- Strategy Deployment, Director- Strategy Deployment & Product Technology Leadership, and Executive Director / Interim Vice President- Global Business Operations. He was instrumental with the design, development, and implementation of new production lines and plant start-ups in both domestic and international locations. Additionally, Rob served in the United States Air Force where he was assigned globally in high-pressure assignments.
Rob’s broad industry experience includes assignments in the Aerospace, Electronics, Bottling, Metals, Transportation, Energy, Automotive, and Container industries. He has delivered organizational value through an intense focus on Strategy Execution, Critical Problem Solving, Risk Reduction and Sustainment, and Change Acceleration within challenging environments.
One of the Six Sigma initiatives for which Rob was responsible was requisition to platform process which facilitates company new product launches. This initiative was a critical component of the company’s process-improvement program and represented 1 of 40 big processes throughout a Fortune 5 company. Results included: 80% system reuse, 6 month reduction in cycle, and a 35% reduction in sole-source suppliers and overtime.
Rob focuses on accelerating organizational speed and efficiency via partnership and key problem solving capabilities to resolve critical business challenges. He functions as a subject matter expert (SME) and strategic business partner to organizational executive leadership teams across the business value chain focused on execution of renewed business strategy.
Rob is an energetic motivational speaker and is an accomplished communicator. Rob has made significant intellectual contributions in the areas of Performance Improvement, Operational Excellence, Strategy Execution, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Supply Chain Optimization, Engineering & Product Development, Enterprise Operating / Business Systems and Business Operating Models. His ability to stay ahead of the latest trends in Strategy Execution, Business Transformation and Process Innovation has Rob frequently asked to deliver keynote addresses to organizations such as NASA and the United States Air Force. Rob is a two time published author and the developer of the Machine Order of Analysis©, Cause and Effect Check Sheet©, Strategy to Execution Maturity Model, and the Four Phase Approach to Competitive Advantage.
Rob holds a MBA with a concentration in Operations & Strategy and a MIT Sloan Executive Education certification in Strategy & Innovation.