Matt Herber

Do or do not. There is no "try". - Yoda

Matt Herber

BACKGROUND

  • Software implementation & process improvement in the Financial & Non-profit sectors
  • 4+ Years – Project Management
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Project Management
    • Quality Assurance
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Data Analysis & Utilization
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Policy & Procedure Development
    • Regulatory Compliance & Governance

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Manufacturing
  • U.S. Navy
  • EDUCATION

    Purdue University, West Lafayette Bachelor’s in Kinesiology – 2009

    CERTIFICATION

    Six Sigma Green Belt – 2017

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Provide Project Management leadership from initiation to implementation of zero defect program targeting continuous improvement in product quality yields, on-time delivery and customer returns.
  • Manage a blended team of project resources including military as well as civilian resources, integrating communication plans to address gaps and improve overall alignment to goals and milestones.
  • Assess risk and activity sequencing processes during project planning and execution to ensure targets were attainable under extremely restrictive schedule tolerances.
  • Utilize formal change control procedures to modify project milestone targets as needed based upon changes to priorities and resources.
  • Establish quality improvement teams and web-based corrective action system applying Six Sigma methodologies, 8 D process and 3 x 5 why root cause analysis.
  • Completed two-year rotational program immersed in cross-divisional and cross-functional exposure to operations, quality, engineering and sales while enhancing professional leadership skills.
  • Leveraged leadership program experience into a promotion to Quality Manager.
  • Designed and executed out-of-position (OOP) production process improving on-time delivery by 5% quarter to quarter.
  • Overcame previous certification audit failure by initiating and organizing training program for all 427 TTM employees. Equipping employees with proper training resulted in re-certification in previously failed category.
  • Maximized infrequent and complex nuclear maintenance projects accounting for over 900-man hours, by coordinating training for the engineering department, resulting in zero production delays.
  • Awarded two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for process improvements and efficiencies.

Matt Herber

Do or do not. There is no "try". - Yoda

Having spent six years in the Navy as a Submarine Officer, Matt led projects such as engine room upgrades involving teams of both military, and civilian personnel. Eventually transitioning to TTM, Matt was promoted to Quality Manager where his role was to identify and deliver projects and process improvements across the entire company. Throughout the process of delivering projects both within the military and beyond, he became an expert at seeing the big picture, asking the right questions, identifying opportunities for improvement, knowing who to pull into the project, and what tools to use to help identify the issues and document the success of the intervention. His proudest accomplishment was the initiation of a zero defect program where he applied lean six sigma principles, setting the team up with the framework for longstanding success.

FUN FACTS

Fun fact:

Matt was stranded on Okinawa with no means to communicate with anyone while trying to meet up with his submarine.

Favorite TV show:

Friends

Most likely to:

Perform stand-up during open mic night.