Harry Kenworthy

Principal & Manager
Quality and Productivity Improvement Center (QPIC, LLC)

Harry is a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Master Black Belt and also Principal & Manager of the Quality and Productivity Improvement Center (QPIC, LLC and www.leangovcenter.com). He was VP, Manufacturing for Rogers Corporation and, in concert with GE, developed and deployed Lean Six Sigma throughout Rogers in the US, Europe, Japan and China. He worked with Dr. W. Edwards Deming in 1983-85 on a series of seminars throughout the US. He has spoken at over 90 conferences on Leadership, Quality, Productivity, Lean, and Six Sigma, and has been published in numerous magazines. Harry also had extended relationships with Dr. Joseph Juran and Dorian Shainin. For 9 years, he was on the Board of Directors of a Japanese Joint Venture based in Nagoya, Japan. The JV was a key supplier to Toyota and Harry learned about Lean from Toyota. From 1989-1991 he was a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Examiner.

Harry was one of the first practitioners to apply Lean Six Sigma in the Government sector in the mid-90s. His work is focused on partnering with leadership to change the culture of organizations with Lean Six Sigma. His clients have included numerous Local, State and Federal Government agencies and large K-12 school systems that have been improved by removing wastes and reducing costs while also reducing overall process cycle times and improving customer service. Achieving 30-50%+ improvements are normal. QPIC is also the Lean government service provider for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and webinars for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Harry has a BS in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MBA in Finance from Syracuse University.