Ron Skinner

Ron Skinner

Ron Skinner
Mr. Ron Skinner
Industry Trainer, Safety and Continuous Improvement

Ron has more than 30 years of experience in maintenance management, continuous improvement and occupational safety, including serving as plant manager for two Fortune 500 companies.  Ron uses his front line manufacturing experiences to relate and connect to members at all levels of diverse organizations.  Participants can tell that he’s “walked in their shoes.”  As an industry trainer, Ron helps companies improve health and safety procedures and implement lean manufacturing techniques.

Business Solutions

Need Audience Solution
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
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)
Safety and OSHA Employees at All Levels Electrical safety, lockout / tagout, bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, materials handling and storage, walking working surfaces, and machine guarding training
Safety and OSHA Employees at All Levels OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses
Safety and OSHA Engineers, Managers and Supervisors, Operators and Technicians Ergonomic process, hazard recognition, and abatement training
Safety and OSHA Logistics HAZWOPER training
Safety and OSHA Managers and Supervisors, Operators and Technicians Detailed operator training
Safety and OSHA Managers and Supervisors Incident/accident investigation training, root cause analysis
Safety and OSHA Managers and Supervisors Specific Safety Committee training in mission development

Professional History

Education & Training

  • B.S. Environmental & Resource Management
  • M.S. Industrial Technology
  • Ergonomic Processes
  • Combustible Dust
  • Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt/Black Belt classroom)
  • Lean Practitioner


  • Aerial Platform Operator Trainer
  • Certified Powered Industrial Truck Operator Trainer
  • Electrical Hazards (NFPA 70E) Trainer
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer
  • Kepner-Tregoe Program Leader: Problem Solving and Decision Making & Analytic Troubleshooting
  • Indoor Overhead Crane Operator Trainer

Instructional Expertise

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Increased Workers Compensation Costs due to Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Ergonomic Process Training
  • OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses-Hazard Recognition
  • HAZWOPER Training-Spill Reponse
  • Combustible Dust Mitigation
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Program Implementation
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Arc Flash Safety
  • Train the Trainer
  • Lean Methodologies
  • Kepner Tregoe PSDM
  • How to Conduct Kaizen Events


"Ron’s Arc Flash training impacted the overall safety mind-set of our maintenance technicians and is still paying dividends to the time we invested. "
- Gary Slater, Safety Manager, Clear Path Recycling, Fayetteville
"As soon as our employees left the Lean Overview class, they were able to identify inefficient and wasteful processes in their work areas and to develop ideas for improvement. Projects ranged from simple, but effective labeling of shelves to improve workflow all the way to substantial modifications to work cell layouts, complete with spaghetti diagrams. "
- Marcy Bergman, President, Motion Sensors, Inc., Elizabeth City