Please meet some of the best BGS talents in Maine and beyond!
For more information on the consultants, please contact:
Manufacturers Association of Maine
101 McAlister Farm Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 747 4406
John Belding | Advanced Manufacturing Center
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Center, University Of Maine
Mechanical Engineering University Of Maine
Rob Dolci | AIZoon USa
President, Aizoon USA
MBA, BSc.(Hons) Industrial Engineering
Post Grad Dip. Marketing | Kaizen Engineer | Post Grad Dipl. Cybersecurity
US Licensed Customs House Broker
John DuBois | Capacity Building and Operational Excellence
BS, Industrial Technology, University of Southern Maine, 1988
Toyota & Mitsuia Sensei, BAMA, 2000
NIST MEP Master Trainer, NIST MEP University, 2000
Time Wise Management Systems “Top Gun” Certified, 2003
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – NAVSEA, 2004
Professional Project Manager (PMP) NAVSEA, 2005
Kristin L. Fletcher | Kristin L. Fletcher, LLC
Principal, Kristin L. Fletcher, LLC
Yale University – B.S. Engineering Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – M.S. in Management of Technology
University of Southern Maine – Master’s in Business Administration
Mason G. Ide | Idea Development Expediters, LLC
President/Owner, Idea Development Expediters, LLC
BSME, Mechanical Engineering; BSTE, Textile Engineering
PE State of Maine
First Vice President- Wealth Management
B.A. Business Administration, USM
CEPA, Certified Exit Planning Advisor
Terry Johnson | Practical Decisions
Partner, Practical Decisions
Trained in Design Thinking, Strategic Innovations, Six Sigma, Lean, TQM, Change Management, Leadership Development
EDWARD J. KEARNEY, P. E. | Management engineering
President, Management engineering
BSIE, MBA Studies with concentration in Marketing and Finance
Registered Professional Engineer (Maine)
james e. McHugh | mchugh & company, Inc.
CEO, McHugh & Company, Inc.
Bowdoin College (A.B.); The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College (MBA)
CPA (license to renew)
IRFAN SAHERWARDI | NOHA CONSULTANTS, LLC
President, NOHA CONSULTANTS, LLC
Bachelors of Engineering, M.S. (QA, Thesis pending)
Lead Auditor, SPC, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001, GMP Regulations, GLP
Tove Rasmussen | Partners Creating Growth, LLc
Owner/Consultant, Partners Creating Growth, LLc
M.B.A., Richard Ivey School of Business, London, ON, Canada
- A top international business school.
B.A. in Political Science (Honors Program), African Studies Minor, University of Toronto, ON, Canada.
Certified Management Accountant, British Columbia, Canada
Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals, The Coaches Training Institute
Allen H. Saucier, P.E. | AHS Engineering, Inc.
President, AHS Engineering, Inc.
BS Mechanical Engineering, UMaine, Orono
Professional Engineering License (P.E.)
Joseph Shaffner | Maine Leadership
Partner/Founder, Maine Leadership
BS Business Administration, University of Southern Maine, BS Economics, University of Southern Maine, MBA George Washington University, Global Executive Leadership Program, Stanford University.
Everything DISC facilitator, Five Behaviors Model facilitator, International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach, Mentor Coach, Executive Coach (anticipated October 31, 2018)
Jeffrey G. Tounge |Tounge Associates
President, Tounge Associates
University of Maine, Orono - Finance
Licensed Maine Real Estate Broker
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON BGS CONSULTANTS
EDWARD J. KEARNEY, P.E
Industrial Engineering including:
Training and implementation for Lean and Six Sigma
Process evaluation and development
Statistical Process Control
Manufacturing cell development
Time Studies for labor standards and methods improvement
Cost accounting evaluation and development
Materials Handling reduction
Individual & group performance, workshops, coaching and consulting
Behavior and personality assessments
Quality Assurance (QA)
Quality Management System
MASON G. IDE
Electro-mechanical engineering product design & development: concept to complete production
Supply Chain sourcing assistance
ALLEN H.SAUCIER, P.E.
Control Systems Engineering
Manufacturing process development and research
New product development and manufacturing solutions
Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals
Material testing - Load testing, vibration, climate chamber, saltspray
James E. McHugh
Strategy & Planning (Strategic, Operational, Annual)
Performance Improvement (Fixing Stuck Companies, ‘Fresh Pair of Eyes’, Exit Planning)
Industrial Engineering – Lean Manufacturing
Total Productive Maintenance
Strategic and Operational Planning
Supply Chain Integration
Lean Six Sigma
MRO Inventory Management
IT technologies for Manufacturing and Distribution
Internet of Things – Automation
Business Process Improvement and Automation
Kristin L. Fletcher
Strategy; Strategic Plan Development
Business Model Development and Maturity
Business Process Development for Growth
Innovation – strategic innovation, innovation processes, design thinking
Developing effective operations: Business Process assessment, development and redesign
Product and Technology development processes and effectiveness
Leadership development and coaching
Interim Executive (Product, Technology, Operations)
Program and Project definition, planning, and management
Program / Product / Organization design.
Risk Analysis / Mitigation
Computer-Aided Tools, Software Development (management)
Advanced Planning- Business Transition
Business Growth Strategy, Priorities, and Implementation, including
increasing sales from existing markets/products through branding, etc.,
developing and commercializing new products
entering new markets.
Management & Process improvement –General Management, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance
Financial Analysis to increase profit – backed by successful turnaround experience
Increase value and prices and/or reduce costs.
Financing companies through MTI Development loans, FAME, banks, investors.
Jeffrey G. Tounge
Merger & Acquisitions Advisor
Financial Consulting, Business Valuation
Exit and Succession Planning
Sales & Marketing
Other qualifications/areas of services :
Federal OEA Grant Project manager for Manufacturers Association of Maine Phase 1
Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Precision Manufacturing Tech Board member
Fund manager for Micro Cap Investments, Inc. – a Maine Private Venture
Various Board positions- both for profit and non-profit
· US Customs House Brokerage
· Foreign Trade Zone Feasibility, Development, & Operation
· Duty Drawback ~ Recover applicable import duty.
· Tariff Engineering ~ Minimize import duty by design.
· Freight Brokerage ~ Import, export, and global point to point.
· Export Compliance