Normand Sawyer joins TXM Lean Solutions as a Senior Lean Consultant in North America. Normand is an experienced leader in operational excellence, he has been involved in numerous transformation projects focusing on performance improvement and business process optimization.
He is also prominent in developing people through enhanced management and coaching skills, and the optimal use of balanced score cards. He masters change leadership activities in support of mergers and cost reduction initiatives.
His hands-on approach makes him a true leader in transformation projects, both on the shop floor and office environments. He has been involved in the implementation of continuous improvement system based on the Lean-6 Sigma philosophy.
He has held senior management positions in large corporations such as Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney where he was director of the ACE Program (Achieving Competitive Excellence).
His responsibilities included the leadership and strategic direction of all organizational processes. He facilitated various workshops and provided training on VSM, 5S, 3P, Standard Work, Root cause analysis, SMED, and Lean Leadership.
Normand has also assisted many major corporations worldwide in various industry sectors including United Technologies, Embraer, Chromalloy, Meggitt, Leesta and Stelia in Aerospace, Canadian National in Railways, Synagry in agro-distribution, Celgene and Macrogenics in Pharmaceutical, Air Liquide in gases and technology, Morneau Sheppell, Invest Quebec and Aon in Financial industry.
Normand holds an MBA from the School of Management Sciences at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Frequent keynote speaker, he lectures in aerospace engineering bachelor’s degree programs at École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal.
Normand is fluent in English and French and he can support TXM customers across Canada and the USA.