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Campe, Lee

Lee Campe

Adjunct Lecturer
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Lee Campe is President of Performance Excellence Inc  and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Lee Campe is a proven Six Sigma deployment leader with a wide array of expertise in all facets of business. He also has extensive experience in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), change management, metric development, Business Process Management and hypothesis testing.

Prior to starting Performance Excellence, Lee was a Master Black Belt (MBB) for the Home Depot, where he was responsible for coaching employees and mentoring projects across the US. Projects Lee mentored provided the company with over $200 million in savings.

Prior to the Home Depot, Lee was the Vice President and Master Black Belt for JP Morgan Chase in New York. His responsibilities included coaching and training Champions, Black Belts, Green Belts, and management in the DMAIC and DFSS methodologies. During his tenure, Lee trained over 100 Champions and mentored three enterprise wide projects that identified over $20 Million in potential savings.

As an MBB and Director at Cordis Corporation, a $1.3 billion Johnson and Johnson company, Lee was responsible for driving the implementation of Six sigma companywide. Charged with the goal of making Six Sigma part of the corporate culture, Lee was ultimately responsible for saving the company over $6 million annually. He also built the company’s transactional Six Sigma curriculum; developed the six sigma project database using DFSS for all of Johnson and Johnson; and trained and certified a JnJ acquisition in Haifa, Israel.

Previously, Lee worked as an MBB for General Electric Power Systems (GEPS) where he trained employees at all levels on GE’s Six Sigma programs. He mentored over 75 projects from start to finish and conducted a complete redesign of the Commercial Quality Design for Six Sigma (CQDFSS) training process for non-technical associates. He also trained over 350 associates in DMAIC and CQDFSS on behalf of GEPS.

Lee was first trained as a Black Belt at Penske Logistics, where he led and facilitated cross-functional teams to solve problems and increase productivity/reduce costs and also served as a project manager, consultant, and trainer. One of his projects at Penske realized a return on an investment of $12.5M within nine months and led to a cost avoidance of $2.4 million in the first year.

Sample Client Engagements:

Retail – Lead the Lean Six Sigma Deployments at Genuine Parts Company (NAPA), and the Home Depot. Provide project support to Benchmark Brands, leading catalog provider of foot care products

Pharmaceutical – Conducted champion training for Amgen. Selected to be sole lean six sigma supplier for Millipore, a leading manufacturer of filters for the pharmaceutical industry, providing all Green and Black Belt training for both US and European operations

Healthcare – Conducted champion training for Mercy Medical in Des Moines Iowa. Conducted Black Belt and Yellow belt training for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Mentored projects for the Governor’s office of public health, Georgia Medicaid office, and the VA.

Financial Services – Lead the lean six sigma deployment for GMAC commercial mortgage. Master Black Belt and trainer for JP Morgan Chase. Lead the deployment of lean six sigma for Assurant Financial solutions.  

Space/Military – Kicked off Lean Six Sigma for the Johnson Space Center, and provided champion training.  Selected as training provider for a US Army Battalion in Kentucky.  

Food – Conducted 3 year deployment of lean six sigma for Goldkist Poultry

Manufacturing – Currently in 4th year of an engagement for a leading manufacturer of rolls for the paper industry, and mfg. of plastic resin: to include all champion and green belt training for this client. Currently conducting champion training and preparing for lean six sigma green belt training for a leading OEM mfg of filters and nozzles. Conducted champion and green belt training for Thermal Ceramics, a manufacturer of high heat bricks for industrial ovens. Conducted full lean six sigma deployment at Holcim, one of the top 3 leading mfg’s of cement in the world.

Insurance – Lead the initial deployment of lean six sigma for Hartford Insurance, State Farm, and AFLAC.

Internet and Wireless – Conducted all lean six sigma training for Earthlink. Lead a 3 year engagement of lean six sigma for Cingular wireless. Cingular estimates 120M in savings off of 80 Green Belts over 3 years.

Higher Learning – Adjunct Professor at Georgia Tech, Consortium of International Schools in Asolo Italy, the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia.

Lee holds an Executive M.B.A from the Consortium of International Schools, earned while serving as a Captain in the US Army in Vicenza, Italy. He served over 12 years in the US Army and is a graduate of the elite US Army Ranger School.