Bob recently joined Bluestone Process Dynamics as a Training and Process Excellence Consultant, bringing over 30 years of international experience helping people increase their operations and organizational performance. His career has included roles within General Electric Company, Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial Assurance) and in the healthcare industry at Merck.
Bob is both a Certified Quality Master Black Belt, and a passionate operational excellence professional that is well versed in Six Sigma, Lean, and GE Change Acceleration Program. While at GE Financial Assurance, Bob was one of the pioneers of developing and executing a lean transaction program at GE. He has served in leadership roles encompassing procurement, quality, manufacturing engineering, ISO 9000 program roll-out and execution, program management, chief of staff for senior leaders, lean six sigma roll-out and engagement, and various operations roles. Bob thrives on helping others hone their skills in driving operational simplification, efficiency, and performance improvement aligned with organizational goals. After leaving GE, he was responsible for the roll-out out of the lean six sigma program at the global sales and marketing organizations for Merck Vaccine and Infectious Disease. Internationally, Bob has facilitated roll-out of operational excellence initiatives since 1989 across Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Eastern Europe Middle East. In his most recent role with Merck he lived in Switzerland for the past 4 ½ years supporting the Emerging markets with the integration of Merck and Schering Plough, development and execution of the commercial portfolio optimization and simplification, and growing the top line and bottom line for the region thru accelerated new product registrations and launches while improving delivery of products to the customers.
Mr. Leistensnider received his BSME degree in Engineering from the University of Hartford.