Kenneth Woolridge

Director, Continuous Improvement Air Liquide

Kenneth is the Director of Continuous Improvement for Air Liquide Americas. He has 22 years of experience in providing strategic direction and leadership for success through sustainable step-change improvements in organizational performance. Kenneth is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Sensei, coach, mentor, and consultant. He served in leadership with organizations such as: Linde Engineering North America, The Dow Chemical Company, and Flour Daniels. Kenneth earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Pre-Conference Workshops: November 30, 2020

Monday, November 30th, 2020

12:00 PM A Step by Step Guide to Using Lean Tools to Achieve Operational Excellence

In this interactive and hands on session, our workshop leader will take participants through a step by step approach to implementing and using Lean tools to achieve operational excellence, including how to:
• Develop a Continuous Improvement culture with enterprise wide Operational Excellence as your goal
• Assess your organization’s current state and develop benchmarks and metrics for process improvement
• Implement successful change management strategies to bring everyone on the journey
• Understand how Lean will affect our existing quality and performance initiatives and plan for the change
• Identify how Lean can ramp up and support growth while keeping costs low
• Apply a Kaizen Event to gain buy-in as well as deliver significant results in the short-term
• How does one build the internal Capability?
• What does success look like?

Main Conference Day 2: December 2, 2020

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

10:50 AM How Air Liquide is Using Lean to Drive OE

• One year after it’s implementation, Kenneth Woolridge, Director of Continuous
Improvement at Air Liquide will discuss Air Lquide’s Organizational Excellence
Lean Program and the company’s overall lean journey:
• Full team implementation from the top down AND bottom up
• Sponsor training
• Middle management training
• Using lean to transform culture and build a culture of continuous improvement
• Challenges and Lessons learned
• Real case studies and success stories

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Kenneth.

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