Ronald Fite

Ronald Fite

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

Ronald has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and 16 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. Ronald has served as past president of the International Lean Association and the Lean Manufacturing Consortium. Most recently, he was selected to serve as a preliminary round judge for the International Team Excellence Awards (ITEA). His Six Sigma Project Teams have gone forward to receive the NCMEP Award for Continuous Improvement.

Business Solutions

Need Audience Solution
Advanced Techniques Engineers, Managers and Supervisors, Operators and Technicians, Trainers Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Gage R & R, Design of Experiments, Software: Minitab, SigmaXL, JMP, AIAG Core Tools, SPC 101 (manual), SPC 102 (manual), SPC 103 (computer), Intro to Project Management, Expert OJT, Creating Standard Work
Continuous Improvement Engineers, Managers and Supervisors, New Hires, Operators and Technicians Lean Six Sigma White Belt, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Champion Training
Finding the Waste Maintenance Technicians, Managers and Supervisors, Operators and Technicians, Trainers Intro to Lean & 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, How to Conduct a Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Using Andons, Mistake Proofing, Quick Change (SMED), The Lean Leader, 5S –Train the Trainer, Lean Application by Industry
Problem Solving Managers and Supervisors, Operators and Technicians Intro to Problem Solving, Intro to Change, Team Based Problem Solving, Root Cause Analysis, PDCA or 8D, & Managing Change
Strategic Planning Managers and Supervisors Intro to Operational Excellence, Hoshin Kanri – (X-Matrix)

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 - All Industries
  • Lean Thinking Strategies

Testimonials

"Ron is a hand’s on instructor which is essential when teaching new concepts and tools to fresh students. He thoroughly introduces key concepts by explaining their primary intent then he leads his students in an easy to understand application of the tool.  His approach allows his students to firmly grasp how to properly utilize tools for process improvement. "
- Kevin Coley, Quality Manager, Technimark, Asheboro
"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