Mark Sneeringer

Senior Consultant


Phone: +1 518-477-0050


I “retired” about 5 years ago after working 33 years of GE and Philips. Since then, I have been consulting on Continuous Improvement, including Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Lean, Practical Problem Solving, and New Product Introduction processes.

My most recent full-time role was as the Continuous Improvement Leader for the Philips Healthcare division. We grew our Lean deployment sites, using the Five Phase method, from 2 to around 40 organizations including factories, call centres, service and support functions, and sales groups.

I was part of the original Six Sigma roll-out at GE in the late 1990s, achieving Master Black Belt certification and having the main responsibility for deploying DFSS across the GE businesses. My last job at GE before moving to Philips was as the DFSS and Reliability leader of GE Appliances.

My undergraduate degree is in Earth and Planetary Sciences, leading to a PhD in Geochemistry. My research using high pressure/high-temperature techniques landed me my first job at GE’s diamond business. While with that business, I had the pleasure of spending two years in Dublin, Ireland.

Since retiring from Philips, I have resumed playing golf after many years of playing once or twice a year, whether I needed to or not. I also spend time on DIY projects around our home and visiting wineries and tasting rooms of the many excellent Washington, USA wines. Our two daughters live in the Seattle area, so we get to see them frequently; a big change from when they were on opposite coasts.

The Henkan Team have made a significant contribution to the progressive success of the Heineken TPM programme over the last 3 years. As a valued partner for change, they have supported us through the transfer of their knowledge and experience using a practical, passionate and engaging approach.

Christopher Kerr

Global TPM Director – Heineken


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