Gunter Ladewig, owner of PRIMA Performance Ltd. In Ontario Canada.

Industry experience: From very small to Fortune 500 companies, ranging from high tech electronics, food processing, steel mills, cast iron: sand mold & core foundries, automotive, polymer molding, household goods, automation/robotics, custom equipment manufacturing, and banking.                                                             

Operational efficiency improvement: Lean manufacturing/profit improvement: Employee involvement, coaching/training, value stream mapping, value analysis/engineering, TOC, DOE, root cause analysis, elimination of waste, kanbans, work cells, single piece flow, ‘smoothed’ flow, SMED, and six sigma problem solving.            

Product and process renaissance: With an international network of scientists, university contacts, engineers, and craftsmen, we provide turnkey, breakthrough solutions with expertise in: TRIZ, technology due diligence, technology forecasting, product differentiation, innovation potential assessments, competitive analyses, modeling, simulation, Taguchi robust design, CAD, DFM/R, all the way to proof-of-concept prototype builds.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS- Government of Canada Award for Business Excellence:

1990 IBM Gold Award for Productivity (Lean manufacturing), and

1993 IBM Gold Award for Quality (Six sigma quality).

Winner of IBM’s 1992 Innovation Invitational.

Author, PDMA, Product Development Management Association, Toolbook 3