Title: Senior Management Consultant
Company: Productivity Inc.


For more than 20 years, Ellis has been a Senior Management Consultant with Productivity Inc., a leading international consulting, training, and publishing firm. He specializes in organizational change through results-based consulting and training, with the goal of enabling organizations to compete successfully in both domestic and global markets.

Ellis has worked directly with originators and implementers of nationally and internationally recognized improvement strategies, has presented at national and regional conferences and is a Lean Manager Certificate Program (LMAC) instructor at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

Ellis started his career with Pirelli Cable Corporation, where he subsequently spent the next 10 years playing a key role in the company’s process improvement initiatives, both at the plant and corporate level.  As the Corporate Director of Manufacturing Process Improvement, he was responsible for all process improvement activities at Pirelli’s four North American Energy Division sites.  In this role, Ellis planned and deployed TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), produced the necessary awareness and training materials, and trained over 1000 employees in the principles and practices of TPM.  He also led numerous, hands-on kaizen events.  As a result, Pirelli’s TPM implementation became a best practices benchmark.

Today, as a Senior Management Consultant with Productivity Inc., Ellis continues to advance the principles of Total Productive Maintenance and other Lean tools, including 5S/Visual Workplace and Achieving Quick Changeover, through ongoing client engagements with companies found throughout the Fortune 500 and Global 1000.  Examples of such companies include Boeing, CertainTeed, Emerson, PING, Reckitt Benckiser, Duracell, BP Amoco Chemical and Fabrics & Fibers Divisions, Copeland, Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Scotts Monsanto, IMC Chemicals, Marathon Oil, Rhodia, adidas-Salomon, Ford, Quad Graphics, Suncor, E&J Gallo, and Barrick Gold Mines.

Ellis served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps (Aviation), and has a degree in Industrial Technology.