"[Norm] . . . has made an extraordinary contribution to the long term success of [Honeywell] . . ."
David Larkin, Chairman, President and CEO
Honeywell International (Ret.)
"[Norm] worked with us . . . to refine our vision of positive employee relations, and translated that vision into daily management practices."
Manfred Gingl, Vice Chairman
Magna International (Ret.)
"Norm . . . carried the training torch. He was our Leadership Training Department."
Jim Stratton, Director
Training and Development
Lean Competitive Manufacturing at Honeywell
Do you own or manage a factory? Image if you could:
boost Productivity per Employee by 40%.
slash Work in Process by 60%.
cut Scrap and Rework in half.
accelerate Customer Order to Deliver time by 100%.
I've achieved such results. How? By enlisting the most vital resource in any factory: People.
Together, we developed our factory team to achieve the unexpected. Read more here.
Building Benchstrength for Growth in the Automotive Industry
"Benchstrength!" The word began a decade long relationship with automotive parts giant Magna International. "We have unlimited opportunity to grow, but the bottleneck is benchstrength. We especially have a critical need for supervisors." So explained the Executive VP of Human Resources.
Magna recruited my consulting firm - Varanor International - to "carry the training torch" and build a learning culture from the ground up.
I developed people from "factory to corner office" to meet three critical challenges: 1) consolidation of the supply base, 2) pressure to absorb warranty and recall risk, 3) continual downward pressure on prices and margins.
Corporate Governance in the Energy Industry
"A well – founded reputation for scrupulous dealings is itself a priceless corporate asset." I was involved in formulating the training and communication strategy to bolster corporate stewardship practices to reflect this key value at a major energy company.
Health Care Excellence
Improving patient safety and care requires leadership and a sharp focus on quality assurance. I enacted the learning strategy for Health Care Excellence that enabled a major regional hospital to achieve its Accreditation status.