We hire experienced Master Black Belt instructors for the six sigma programs. Each instructor below is a practitioner of both six sigma and lean principles.
Dr. Ben Samimy
Ben has over 15 years of leadership experience in driving quality, innovation, training, and operations for organizations. This includes leading strategic continuous process improvement initiatives with cross-functional teams, developing internal capabilities, developing training curriculum, training, and implementing continuous improvement methods, such as Lean Six Sigma, Design For Six Sigma, Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Modeling, Probabilistic Engineering Design, Optimization, Root Cause Analysis, and Reliability.
Ben holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has trained over 2000 employees at all levels within many different types of organizations.
Ben currently teaches our green belt course.
Scott is a certified Master Black Belt and Lean Master. He has been a Lean Six Sigma consultant within a diverse cross section of industries over the past 20 years including Government, Manufacturing, Energy Production, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, Financial, and Service industries. As a consultant he has assisted multiple government agencies with the roll out and deployment of Continuous Process Improvement programs including: strategic planning, project identification, staff training, performance reporting and hands on project work. He has led Process Improvement initiatives as a Director of Quality at a major manufacturing corporation. He was responsible for management and financial performance of a Six Sigma and Lean Mfg. program for 13 facilities in 5 countries. These programs achieved cost savings in excess of $25,000,000 on $1.1 billion in sales.
Scott has an extensive background in Transactional Services, Materials Management and Logistics and experience with maximizing process flow. As a Deployment Director and Master Black Belt, Scott has trained over 500 Black Belts, Green Belts and Master Black Belts in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to training, Scott has supplied direction in the launch of Lean Six Sigma programs including education of management and staff, structure of implementation, identification of projects, and determination of cost accounting methods and selection of candidates. Activities in these multiple corporate deployments include creating infrastructure design, communication plans, business process assessments and generating projects. Scott has also supported Six Sigma deployments as a coach, deployment strategy analyst, and performed curriculum customization.
Scott currently teaches the black belt course.
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Next Green Belt Certificate
September 11 - October 6, 2017 (Online class dates: 9/18, 9/19, 9/20, 9/21 & 9/22 and 10/2, 10/3, 10/4, 10/5 & 10/6 from 6:30pm - 8:30 pm)
October 16 - December 8, 2017 (Online class dates: 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, and 11/3; 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9 and 11/10; 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30 and 12/1; 12/4, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, and 12/8 from 6:30pm - 9:00 pm)
“The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program through JMU had excellent online learning content and reference tools paired with an instructor that lead great discussions using the curriculum while relating it to his first-hand experiences. The format of this course is well suited for those who want to further their development while continuing to work full-time. The knowledge I have gained in this course has given me a greater ability to make differences that can be seen on a company’s bottom line and is something I will take with me throughout my career.”
Matthew Pomerleau, Engineering and Maintenance Manager
Continuing Education Units
Our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program is approved for 4.0 CEUs (40 contact hours) while our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program is approved for 8.0 CEUs (80 contact hours) through Outreach & Engagement at James Madison University.