"New" facility on a "Mature" QRM foundation: Getting and keeping a time-based mindset and culture

 Scott Forest – President of Operations & Continuous Improvement at RenewAire

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Speaker Profile

Scott has been at RenewAire for 3 years. In addition to his daily operations role, he is the primary QRM teacher and he champions and leads the QRM & CI Steering Committee. In 2017, Scott was elected to be a member of the Executive Board of the University of Wisconsin QRM Center. He holds a Tempus Institute Level II Quick Response Manufacturing Leadership certificate and is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Prior to joining RenewAire, Scott held the position of Global Director of Continuous Improvement at Trek Bicycle Corp. Prior to that he served as a pilot, commander, and continuous improvement champion in the Air Force for 23 years.


It has been more than 15 years since RenewAire committed to QRM in their effort to achieve business excellence and set themselves apart from the competition. See their journey from the beginning - learn about initial obstacles, opportunities and how they first "broke through" to reach a successful plateau. Then hear how and why RenewAire is further using QRM to fend off rising competition and extend their leadership position. Hear about their plans and see their progress to reach an ever higher level of QRM knowledge with an enterprise wide organizational structure designed to achieve a high velocity in their business. In 2017 they moved into a brand new facility with 2.5 times the space. Hear lessons they learned from their simultaneous growing, moving and complexity pains.

Company Profile

RenewAire manufactures Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs), providing fresh air for homes and commercial buildings as a final step in energy efficient building design. RenewAire is one of the largest manufacturers of ERV products in North America and offers one of the broadest product lines in the industry. We are dedicated to our mission of a healthy planet and a healthy human environment.

If you wish to receive a copy of RenewAire's presentation, please contact Scott Forest or Chuck Gates directly. They will be happy to share on an individual case-by-case basis.

   QRM World Conference Eindhoven - 19th & 20th of June 2018

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