Alberto Moreno-Yáñez, Ph.D.,
Master Black Belt

Alberto Moreno-Yáñez, Ph.D. has more than 25 years of experience in Continuous Improvement with expertise primarily in training, coaching and implementation of Lean Six Sigma, coaching to Green Belt / Black Belt and leading Continuous Improvement Kaizen Events.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Yáñez-Moreno’s field of expertise spans more than 39 years and encompasses the deployment of Lean Six Sigma in manufacturing and service industries. Alberto is one of the main instructors for TMAC Lean Six Sigma. He is the lead instructor in various classes, provides coaching for newly trained individuals, and works closely with customers in implementing their LSS Program. Alberto has been asked to lead and facilitate multiple continuous improvement projects on behalf of the customer.

Scope of Experience

Dr. Yáñez-Moreno has worked for the aerospace and automotive industries, health care industry, cities, food & beverage, logistics, insurance, chemical plants, oil companies, the maquila industry (factories along the Mexican border), steel and paper mills, and discrete and continuous manufacturing processes ranging from small to large corporations.

His experience not only encompasses manufacturing processes but also business (white collar) process improvements, which in many cases, can provide the biggest benefit to a company. Alberto possesses strong technical skills, but his biggest asset is the deployment of these concepts to manufacturing or business processes.

Relevant Assignments

As a Black Belt, Dr. Yáñez-Moreno completed 14 projects with annual savings of $2.8 million.

Alberto has taught over 66 LSS classes including: Black, Green and Yellow Belt, Sponsor Workshops and Design for Lean Six Sigma. He has also provided coaching to hundreds of individuals on their projects in support of their certification as LSS Black Belts or Green Belts. Alberto helped pioneer TMAC’s onsite training model which includes a pre-class orientation session followed by 1-on-1 project coaching with incoming students.

Education and Training

Dr. Yáñez-Moreno received his Doctorate and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ibero-America University in Mexico. Alberto has full command of Spanish.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Yáñez-Moreno is SME Lean Bronze certified and Black Belt certified from Textron. He is also a certified Master Black Belt. Alberto has QA / ISO9000 Lead Assessor training, Professional training from North Dakota State University and has been a visiting Researcher in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Stanford University.

Alberto was presented at the Annual Lean Six Sigma World Conference from 2011 through 2016. He presented at the Lean Six Sigma Conference in Curitiba, Brazil in 2012 and 2013. He also periodically presented for the at the ASQ Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston Chapters from 2004 through 2015.

Previous Employers

Prior to joining TMAC, Dr. Yáñez-Moreno worked for Bell Helicopter in the roles of Continuous Improvement Master, Black Belt and Project Specialist.

At Planergy, Alberto was the Vice President of International Engineering. His role was to market and implement energy saving shared programs for the automotive industry. Planergy conducted energy assessments, estimate required investment, then finance and implement the projects. They shared the energy savings by means of a pro-forma contract.

While at the George Group, Alberto worked as a consultant leading the transformation of a company with Lean projects, focusing in inventory control, defect and cycle time reductions. A typical engagement would include training at all levels and improvements to manufacturing and business processes.

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