Rick has more than 20 years’ experience in project management, training, applied statistics, engineering, and customer support. He holds multiple certifications at all levels of Lean Six Sigma from Champion, Master Black Belt down to Yellow Belt. In his prior role, he was employed by Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory as a Principle Statistician and the Corporate Process Improvement Leader providing expertise in the development and execution of courses and teaching various statistical and process improvement topics to nuclear engineers and scientists. During this period, Rick additionally provided Master Black Belt support for the Bechtel Corporation. Certified as a Black Belt through Motorola University (1991), Rick has also held various continuous improvement, process engineering, and training positions throughout his thirteen year tenure with Texas Instruments (Raytheon), where he was responsible for managing the process engineering group, statistical support, and process improvement in relation to circuit board manufacturing. Currently, Rick is responsible for providing consulting and training to Smarter Solutions’ clients at the executive and practitioner levels.