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Bill Kraus

Manager of Client Services

Bill Kraus has nearly 50 years of direct hands on manufacturing experience. He spent 28 years with Monsanto Chemical Company, Engelhard Corporation and two privately held companies at Superintendent, General Manager and Vice President levels. His areas of responsibility involved construction, maintenance and manufacturing within 12 manufacturing plants across the U.S. In 1996, he joined the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Manufacturing Solutions NIST MEP team and began a career that afforded the opportunity to participate in world class manufacturing concepts including:

Certified Plexus ISO/QS-9000 trainer/coach
NIST MEP Certified Lean Manufacturing trainer
NIST MEP Certified Professional Business Advisor
Completed 4 weeks of ASQ/Six Sigma Academy Black Belt training
Passed the SME/AME/ASQ/Shingo Institute Lean Bronze Certification Exam
Senior Baldrige Examiner for the Arkansas Quality Award
Kaizen Event facilitator
Certified TWI Institute Job Instructions, Job Relations and Job Methods trainer
Toyota Kata (Improvement and Coaching) trainer/facilitator/coach
Association for Manufacturing Excellence Southeast Region immediate past President