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
info@mainemfg.com


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John Belding | Advanced Manufacturing Center

Title
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Center, University Of Maine

Education
Mechanical Engineering University Of Maine

Certifications
Professional Engineer


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Rob Dolci | AIZoon USa

Title
President, Aizoon USA

Education: 
MBA, BSc.(Hons) Industrial Engineering

Certifications:

Post Grad Dip. Marketing | Kaizen Engineer | Post Grad Dipl. Cybersecurity


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Michael Doyon 

Title
Founder/Owner

Certifications:
US Licensed Customs House Broker


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John DuBois | Capacity Building and Operational Excellence

Education:   

BS, Industrial Technology, University of Southern Maine, 1988
Toyota & Mitsuia Sensei, BAMA, 2000

Certifications:

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


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Kristin L. Fletcher | Kristin L. Fletcher, LLC

Title:

Principal, Kristin L. Fletcher, LLC

Education:

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


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Mason G. Ide | Idea Development Expediters, LLC

Title
President/Owner, Idea Development Expediters, LLC
Education
BSME,  Mechanical  Engineering;  BSTE,  Textile  Engineering
Certifications
PE  State  of  Maine


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Tony Jessen

Title
First Vice President- Wealth Management

Education
B.A. Business Administration, USM

Certifications
CEPA, Certified Exit Planning Advisor


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Terry Johnson | Practical Decisions

Title:     
Partner, Practical Decisions

Education: 
Electrical Engineering

Certifications: 

Trained in Design Thinking, Strategic Innovations, Six Sigma, Lean, TQM, Change Management, Leadership Development


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EDWARD J. KEARNEY, P. E. | Management engineering

Title:
President, Management engineering

Education
BSIE, MBA Studies with concentration in Marketing and Finance

Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer (Maine)


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james e. McHugh | mchugh & company, Inc.

Title:
CEO, McHugh & Company, Inc.

Education:

Bowdoin College (A.B.); The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College (MBA)

Certifications:
CPA (license to renew)


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IRFAN SAHERWARDI | NOHA CONSULTANTS, LLC

Title:
President, NOHA CONSULTANTS, LLC

Education: 
Bachelors of Engineering, M.S. (QA, Thesis pending)

Certifications: 

Lead Auditor, SPC, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001, GMP Regulations, GLP


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Tove Rasmussen | Partners Creating Growth, LLc

Title:
Owner/Consultant, Partners Creating Growth, LLc

Education:

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.

 Certifications:

Certified Management Accountant, British Columbia, Canada
Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals, The Coaches Training Institute


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Allen H. Saucier, P.E. | AHS Engineering, Inc.

Title :      
President, AHS Engineering, Inc.
Education:     
BS Mechanical Engineering, UMaine,  Orono 
Certifications :
Professional Engineering License (P.E.)


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Joseph Shaffner | Maine Leadership

Title:
Partner/Founder, Maine Leadership

Education

BS Business Administration, University of Southern Maine, BS Economics, University of Southern Maine, MBA George Washington University, Global Executive Leadership Program, Stanford University.

Certifications:

Everything DISC facilitator, Five Behaviors Model facilitator, International Coaching Federation  (ICF) Associate Certified Coach, Mentor Coach, Executive Coach (anticipated October 31, 2018)


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Jeffrey G. Tounge |Tounge Associates

Title:     
President, Tounge Associates

Education:      
University of Maine, Orono - Finance

Certifications:
Licensed Maine Real Estate Broker



 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON BGS CONSULTANTS


EDWARD J. KEARNEY, P.E

Prioritized disciplines:
Industrial Engineering including:

  • Training and implementation for Lean and Six Sigma

  • Process evaluation and development

  • Process simulation

  • Statistical Process Control

  • Manufacturing cell development

  • Setup reduction

  • Time Studies for labor standards and methods improvement

  • Cost accounting evaluation and development

  • Manufacturing strategies

  • Project Management

  • Site selection

  • Plant Layout

  • Space Planning

  • Materials Handling reduction


JOSEPH SHAFFNER

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Leadership Development

  • Executive Coaching

  • Life/Wellness coaching

  • Individual & group performance, workshops, coaching and consulting

  • Behavior and personality assessments


 

IRFAN SAHERWARDI

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Quality Assurance (QA)

  • ISO Training

  • Quality Management System

  • Business Development


MASON G. IDE

Prioritized  Disciplines:

  • Electro-mechanical  engineering  product  design  &  development:  concept to  complete production

  • Manufacturing  methods    

  • Supply  Chain  sourcing  assistance    


ALLEN H.SAUCIER, P.E.

Prioritized Disciplines:

  • Control Systems Engineering

  • Mechanical/Process Engineering



 

John Belding

Prioritized Disciplines

  • Manufacturing process development and research

  • New product development and manufacturing solutions

  • Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals

  • Engineering R&D

  • Material testing - Load testing, vibration, climate chamber, saltspray



James E. McHugh

Prioritized Disciplines

  • CEO Coaching

  • Strategy & Planning (Strategic, Operational, Annual)

  • Strategic/Operational/Financial Assessments

  • Performance Improvement (Fixing Stuck Companies, ‘Fresh Pair of Eyes’, Exit Planning)



John DuBois

Specialties

  • Industrial Engineering – Lean Manufacturing

  • Total Productive Maintenance

  • Strategic and Operational Planning

  • Enterprise Transformation

  • Supplier Development

  • Supply Chain Integration

  • Innovation

  • Lean Six Sigma

  • MRO Inventory Management


Rob Dolci

Prioritized Disciplines

  • IT technologies for Manufacturing and Distribution

  • Internet of Things – Automation

  • Business Process Improvement and Automation  

 


Kristin L. Fletcher

Disciplines:

  • Strategy; Strategic Plan Development

  • Business Model Development and Maturity

  • Management Practices

  • Metrics

  • Business Process Development for Growth

  • Analysis



 

Terry Johnson

Prioritized Disciplines

  • 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.

  • Strategy Development

  • Risk Analysis / Mitigation

  • Team Building

  • Computer-Aided Tools, Software Development (management)


 

Tony Jessen

Prioritized Disciplines

  • Advanced Planning- Business Transition

  • Lending

  • ESOP Advisory

  • Investment Banking


 

Tove Rasmussen

Prioritized Disciplines

  • 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

Prioritized Disciplines

  • Merger & Acquisitions Advisor

  • Financial Consulting, Business Valuation

  • Exit and Succession Planning

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Management Consulting

  • Manufacturing management

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


 

Michael Doyon

Prioritized Disciplines          

·         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