Ed Eisbrenner, CMI
Ed is a member of the Institute of Industrial and System Engineers, Board of Director’s for the Work Systems Division, and past president for 2018-2019 and a member of IISE Ohio Chapter #1,
Committed to enhancing operational excellence through improved workforce effectiveness, Ed understands that labor is the single most expensive and controllable manufacturing resource. Ed is passionate about improving the way people perform work tasks and designing ergonomically correct workstations to reduce wasted motions—while also improving production methods-for maximizing efficiency and enhancing any company’s bottom line.
As an experienced change agent who implemented process initiatives that improved quality, productivity, and profitability across manufacturing sites, Ed is a (2) time recipient of Ford Motor Co. Power-train Division’s prestigious Manufacturing Engineering TMM Excellence Award for engine assembly line rebalances.
As a plant ergonomist, Ed was selected by his peers from 24 North American facilities to represent Ford Motor at the IISE’s Annual International Ergonomics Conference and won the first-place award for Innovation in solving an ergonomic concern. In his 26 year career, Ed spent 7 years at the VO Division in Dearborn, Michigan, he mentored directly under George Miko—the founding IMA member, Director and Platinum Instructor of the MODAPTS® system. During that time, Ed completed numerous productivity improvement assignments at 6 of Ford’s North American assembly plants.
The International MODAPTS® Association, (IMA), presented the G. C. Heyde Award to Ed in honor and recognition of contributions, promotion, and proliferation throughout the world of the MODAPTS® language for understanding work. Ed is the only Master Black Belt practitioner and IMA board-certified MODAPTS® instructor within all of Ford’s Powertrain Operations worldwide, and only the 3rd recipient to receive this award worldwide as a Ford employee.
In addition to lecturing at colleges, while on his vacation days, Ed has trained hundreds of students worldwide in the Basic MODAPTS® work measurement system in preparation for the MODAPTS® Practitioner certification exam.
Ed has a BS in Manufacturing from Western Michigan University, a Master’s Degree in Operations Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and is an industrial engineer with Ford Motor Company. Ed is married, has (2) children enjoys fishing, traveling and family gatherings.
“My experience as an industrial engineer has taught me that, every aspect of any business can be improved in an innovative way which will differentiate any company from their competitors.”
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Bruce L Lucki
With more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive manufacturing business, Bruce offers expertise in:
- Industrial engineering
- Material planning
- Production scheduling
- Inventory management
- Material utilization
- Lean manufacturing
- Facility planning
Throughout his career, Bruce has worked on numerous manufacturing projects, focusing on productivity improvements and labor optimization. Using lean manufacturing techniques, Bruce has improved quality levels and reduced costs in various operations and plants, both domestic and international. To date, Bruce has helped manufacturing organizations save millions of dollars through cost reductions.
In addition to developing and coordinating training programs, Bruce was a trainer for the Ford Motor initiative, where he designed programs that shortened the time from original product concept to customer delivery. Other highlights of Bruce’s career include:
- Certified MODAPTS® practitioner
- Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt
- Studied under George Miko, founding International MODAPTS® Association member
- Knowledge and experience gained as small business owner
- Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration–Transportation and Logistics from The Ohio State University
With more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry, starting with the Ford Motor Company in the Metal Stamping Division, Chuck has advanced through various positions and assignments in corporate staff until retiring in December 2002. At Ford Motor Company and Visteon Automotive Systems, Chuck held numerous senior management positions including:
- Director – Material & Logistic Supply Chain
- Director – Business Development for Global Marketing – Sales & Service Operations
- Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions
- Global Operations Manager – Quality & Process Leadership
- Materials & Logistics Manager
- Purchasing Manager
- Material Handling Manager
- Transportation Manager
In 1994, Chuck was chosen to participate in the development of the first Global Reengineering Project for Ford Motor Company. For the Ford 2000 initiative, Chuck was named the first Reengineering Project Manager, where Chuck and his team accumulated more than $1.4 billion in material savings for Ford.
Before joining Ford Motor Company, Chuck worked in the transportation industry at the former Norfolk & Western Railway (now Norfolk Southern Railway) in Operations and Engineering Management.
Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Business Management and Law.
Chuck’s most recent achievement is developing a process that optimizes supply chain efficiency—enabling maximum cost reduction and increased revenue generation. This process is being reviewed by numerous tiered suppliers in the automotive industry as a means to achieve targeted cost reductions and reach efficiency improvement goals.
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Ariadna Denisova, PhD, GPHR, GRP
Ariadna is a HR-certification programs trainer, facilitator, IAF member, author of more than 30 articles in professional Russian magazines and the book “HR-budgeting: a by-step guide to action”.
She has experience in consulting, as well as financial management and HR. Her portfolio of professional projects includes:
- Strategic planning,
- Business processes redesign,
- Organizational design,
- Development of performance management system,
- HR-function transformation
- Time and work study,
- C&B projects,
- Change management trainings, facilitation, and others.