L6S Work Team
Michael D. Zincani, Founder, CEO
As a senior manager and process improvement leader at leading multinational organizations Michael always promoted the cultural shift to a customer-value-oriented, structured approach to problem-solving. A recognized APICS Master CPIM instructor and a certified Lean Leader and Six Sigma Champion, he has been lecturing for over a decade at educational and industrial organizations both in the USA and in Europe.
In 2010 he co-founded L6S Consulting, inspired by the vision of approaching continuous improvement endeavors by placing a special value on people – the ones who ultimately design, implement, and improve robust products and processes that create customer satisfaction through high product quality, superior service, and optimal operating efficiencies.
A former physicist, Michael also holds an MBA and the CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD certifications.
Gordon Kennedy, PhD, Systems Thinking Expert
A process facilitator with many years of experience working in a multinational pharmaceutical research and development environment, first as a researcher then in project/portfolio management roles, Gordon has a strong background in working in cross-functional matrix teams at different organisational levels, from operational teams to senior management.
He uses tools and approaches from the field of systems thinking to improve information flow and identify opportunities for making an organisation work better. He takes a systemic view of situations acknowledging both the human and physical aspects of a problem and seeks to encourage and support clients in finding the best solution for their needs.
Holding a doctorate in organic chemistry and a diploma in systems practice, Gordon is practitioner level certified in the PRINCE2 project management qualification and is currently completing a master in lean management techniques.
Gianpaolo Pillinini, Independent Consultant
Operations Manager experienced in manufacturing process development and OEE improvement, outsourcing, vendor selection, setup management and business system implementation, Gianpaolo lead effectively multiple procedural and technology projects concurrently, taking part in SAP and RF Barcode implementations.
Cross-functional team-oriented leader, who consistently builds positive employee relations, he's talented at identifying and leveraging unutilized capacities and opportunities, contributing to cost and waste reduction.
With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Operations Management, Gianpaolo is a recognized APICS Instructor, CPIM Certified.
Suzana Dias, Partner, Senior Marketing AdvisorSuzana has an extensive knowledge of the Software market and the Consumer Goods industry acquired over the last decade as manager in the private sector. Her experience spans different geographies as she held various management positions in Brazil, United States, and Italy ranging from auditor, consultant, marketing and product management. She currently follows marketing activities and strategic expansion planning for a leading European solution provider.
Suzana has a strong expertise in sales management processes and lectured at private institutions for business studies. She holds an MBA from the University of Dallas as well as two graduate degrees in Management Consulting and Marketing, and a B.A. in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.