Ronald Fite

Ronald Fite

Ron Fite
Dr. Ronald Fite
Industry Trainer, PhD Quality Mgmt, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Master Continuous Improvement

Ron has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and 14 years experience teaching continuous improvement, quality, and leadership. He has served as a quality manager, corporate quality engineer, teacher, and board member for the Adult Higher Education Association and the United Quality Management Institute. He is a member of the American Society for Quality and the Operational Excellence Association. Ron served as past president of the International Lean Association and the Lean Manufacturing Consortium.

Business Solutions

Need Audience Solution
Continuous Improvement Managers and Supervisors, New Hires Six Sigma White Belt, Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt (w/Minitab, SigmaXL, or JMP), Six Sigma Black Belt (w/Minitab, SigmaXL or JMP), Operational Excellence, Champion Training
Lean Manufacturing Maintenance Technicians, Managers and Supervisors, Operators and Technicians Intro to Lean – Manufacturing or Office, 5S and the Visual Factory, Introduction to Value Stream Mapping, The Basics of Total Productive Maintenance, Quick Change (SMED), Mistake Proofing
Lean Manufacturing Engineers, Trainers Expert OJT
Problem Solving Engineers, Managers and Supervisors, Operators and Technicians Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) (Ron Fite), 8D Team Based Problem Solving (Ron Fite), Kepner Tregoe PSDM (Ron Skinner), How to Conduct Kaizen Events (Ron Fite, Ron Skinner)

Professional History

Education & Training

  • Doctorate Quality Management
  • NCSU Master Black Belt
  • B.S. Engineering: Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Certifications

  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt (3)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt (4)
  • Certified Lean Master
  • Statistical Process Control Instructor
  • PDCA Problem Solving Instructor
  • Expert OJT Master Instructor
  • Microsoft Master and Certified Trainer
  • Achieve Global Leadership
  • Developmental Dimensions International
  • DISC Facilitation

Instructional Expertise

  • Advanced Quality Management Systems
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Methodologies including introduction and application of 5S
  • TPM
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Training and Facilitating Six Sigma Project Teams - Yellow, Green & Black Belt
  • 8D Problem Solving
  • PDCA (A3) Problem Solving
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Operational Excellence
  • Champion Training
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • TRIZ
  • SigmaXL
  • Minitab
  • JMP Software
  • Intro to Project Management
  • Project Selection

Testimonials

"Ron’s industrial experience was critical to the success of our Six Sigma Green Belt instruction. I am confident we can implement problem solving techniques immediately. "
- Janet Hudson, HR Manager, Great American Appetizers, Monroe
"Ron is extremely knowledgeable about his topics and presents his materials in an easy to understand format.  We are always excited to have Ron as an instructor! "
- Margaret Roe, HR Manager, Matlab, Asheboro