Straight Talk...Forward Thinking
John Hogg has over twenty five years of experience in supply chain management, lean manufacturing, and process transformation. He has held leadership positions in all supply chain disciplines. He is certified in all technical areas of focus for Straight-Forward Consulting: Lean Sensei certification through Villanova University; Certified Lean Professional through the University of Buffalo; Business Process Mastery through Michael Hammer and Associates, and Production and Inventory Management Certification through the American Production and Inventory Control Society. John is also President of the Western New York Chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and is a frequent speaker at national supply chain conferences.
In addition to the professional certifications, John has a B.A. and an MBA from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. He has held leadership positions in all supply chain and process development positions at Rich Products, where he worked for over 20 years.
John founded Straight-Forward Consulting in 2008 with the goal of helping companies thrive in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace. His unique blend of Supply Chain Optimization skills, combined with business process design using lean principles, have done just that- as companies from less than $10 million to over $2 billion have benefitted from our services.
Tim Mullett has over forty years of industry experience in Engineering, Quality Control, Purchasing, Supplier Quality/Development and Manufacturing management. Tim co-authored a major auto supplier’s Product Quality Assurance System and their Manufacturing System using the Toyota Production System absolutes. His time spent in the US, Japan, China, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, and Mexico studying the “Best of the Best” in Lean Manufacturing gave him the insight to be the Technical Editor of Wiley Publishing’s recent book on “Lean”. Tim was also awarded the General Motors/Delphi Presidential Award for Excellence on three occasions.Sandy Ingrando:
Sandy Ingrando offers our clients a unique balance of extensive business knowledge and a passion for people and team development. During her 18 years with Rich Products Corporation, she played a critical role in the success of new business development and International marketing management. Her experience includes new product development, joint venture integration, team leadership and facilitation, and strategic planning. She has expertise in cross-cultural as well as cross-functional team dynamics and its impact on individual and organizational growth.
In addition to her business experience, her passion and proficiency in developing individuals and organizations have been a proven combination for success. She specializes in coaching leaders and teams through change, re-engaging employees, dealing with conflict, communication styles as well as facilitating career transitions.
She is certified in DiSC Profiling and project management and is also trained in leadership coaching, creative problem solving, change management, 360 assessment administration, strategic planning and organizational culture assessment.
Sandy has a B.A. from Canisius College and has received the Human Resources Studies Certification through Cornell University. She attended extensive coaching training through The Coaches Institute and Linkage Inc. She is currently attending St. Joseph’s University for her Masters in Organizational Development and Leadership.
Sandy’s key objective when working with her clients is to identify their distinct needs, connect with the individuals and mutually build a plan that will ensure goal attainment. Her authentic nature, collaborative style and high integrity allow her to build trusting relationships which drive successful and timely results. Her vision is to inspire others to achieve breakthrough results by embracing change and opening up their perspective to allow for new thinking.
Pamela Zablonski has been offering expert grant writing and grant contract administration services for over 20 years. Boasting a 95% grant success rate, Pamela has extensive experience with the Empire State Development grant program, the New York State Department of Labor grants, health and safety grants, as well as public sector grants. In addition to her grant writing expertise, she is adept at the grant contract administration as well. Once a grant contract is awarded, Pamela continues to work side by side with the grant recipient organization, ensuring that they meet all contract compliance conditions relative to documentation and reimbursement.