Who Am I?

Darren Reiniger, Owner and Principal Consultant

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Darren has nearly 30 years of IT and Operations experience at senior leadership levels.  Having transitioned from an IT professional in the early 2000's, Darren has successfully led large Operations teams across many sectors, including Aerospace, Hydraulics and Health Care to continue their path of growth and streamlining.  He remains adept at helping organizations leverage technology to aid in their Operational performance, and often bridges the gap in communications between the two respective departments.  He considers his skills of  project management, leading change and driving for results to be among his key attributes. 


Bio

Experiences

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Project Management      
  • Data Mining & Analysis
  • Technology Advocate
  • Lean Six Sigma & Root Cause Analysis (PDCA cycle)
  • IT Hardware & Software  Implementations   
  • Business Case Development   
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Change Agent
  • Driving For Results                                                                                             


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


Transformative Project Manager: Concurrently oversaw the successful integration of an acquisition which doubled our lab testing business and expanded our operation to include a new Laboratory in Western Canada in 2012.


Change Agent: Successfully migrated from an IT professional to an Operations leader with a focus on introducing CI tools, establishing key business indicators and elevating employee performance through companies such as: Bell, United Technologies, Dynacare, Eaton, and Honeywell, where my location was named Lean Site of the year within Honeywell Aerospace.


Quality Advocate:  Instituted Quality RC/CA and CAPA reviews and projects using my Green Belt experiences to reduce COPQ and external escapes by 25%-50% at various companies.


RECENT BUSINESS EXPERIENCE


JEWAL CONSULTING & DATA MINING, London, ON 2011-Present

OWNER & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT


HEALTHCARE SECTOR, London, ON  2011-2019

DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS

· Oversaw two Medical Laboratories and our suite of Collection Centers throughout Southwestern Ontario.  Led or sponsored numerous key projects of growth (acquisition, new Laboratory/greenfield expansion, new testing revenue) and streamlining (new automation and technology tools, strategic review of Operations, Lean Six Sigma opportunities).


HYDRAULICS SECTOR, Guelph, ON 2008-2011

PLANT MANAGER

· Responsible for a hydraulics manufacturing facility, and integrating the new acquisition within the parent company's values, processes, metrics and structure.


AEROSPACE SECTOR, Amherst, NS 2007-2008

DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS

· Led a group of 10 Managers overseeing 200+ staff in Production, Quality, Engineering, Continuous Improvement and Maintenance teams manufacturing sheet metal components and assemblies for major airframe manufacturers.  Continued to leverage standard work, push/pull systems and kanbans to improve delivery and quality performance.


AEROSPACE SECTOR, Summerside, PE 2004-2007

SITE LEADER, OPERATIONS MANAGER 

· Responsible for the overall performance of an Aerospace Repair and Overhaul site, including introducing foundational tools such as balanced scorecards, data analytics tools, Operating systems, and ongoing KPI's.


AEROSPACE SECTOR, Halifax, NS 2001-2004

MANUFACTURING LINE MANAGER, IT MANAGER

· Responsible for the performance of two manufacturing lines producing aerospace engine components, while successfully migrating from an IT Professional and leading the teams through a period of transition (post 9/11).  


PRIOR: Various IT Management  & Professional Roles in Manufacturing and Service sectors


EDUCATION/SELF-DEVELOPMENT

  • DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bachelor of Science (Hon): Physics and Computing Science

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • ACE Certification
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Various Leadership courses

PERSONAL INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES

  • Cars – racing, importing, driving
  • Sports –  soccer, hockey, badminton
  • Dogs
  • Cub Scout Leader
  • Assistant Youth Soccer Coach

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