Please join us for a presentation on LEAN Six Sigma by David Wilson.
David Wilson, Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, CTP
Process Improvement Leader for TVA
David Wilson has spent much of his career trying to make large companies more efficient and cost effective. David graduated from Shorter College (now Shorter University) in 1996 with a B.S. in Accounting. During and immediately after college he worked for small public accounting firms. In 1997, David went to work for Shaw Industries, Inc. in Dalton Ga. (Shaw, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider).
David spent his first five years with Shaw as a Corporate Accountant before transitioning to the role of Corporate Cash Manager. His primary responsibilities included establishing the daily cash position, executing fund borrowings, foreign exchange transactions, and hedging for capital equipment purchases. In 2003, became a Certified Treasury Professional.
In 2004, David was turned down for a management position along with several other colleagues who seemingly had the appropriate education and experience. The reason given to each candidate...”no Six Sigma training or experience.” David signed up for next Green Belt Training Class available, and within six months he became the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for Financial Services. His first Black Belt project reported annual savings over $2 million. David quickly realized that Six Sigma was an area that naturally fit his skill sets and passions. Two years later, David became certified in Lean Six Sigma and completed Master Kaizen Training. His prior experience working in corporate organizations and processes provided him with a unique perspective in applying and effectively utilizing tools and techniques that were developed for manufacturing processes.
From 2004 to 2012, David was educating, promoting, and leading Corporate Lean Six Sigma projects for Shaw Industries, Inc. In January 2012, David joined the Tennessee Valley Authority as the Process Improvement Leader. In his first year with TVA, David has worked to educate, train, and establish Lean Six Sigma as a core function at TVA while tailoring the concept of process improvement to TVA’s corporate environment.