Larry G. Anderson

Larry G. Anderson

Principal & Owner
Anderson & Associates

Mr. Anderson is a Gold Certified (SME/AME/ASQ/Shingo) lean senior management and training professional with over 30 years of experience.  He has a strong lean manufacturing and Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) improvement background that includes a variety of functional experience.  A people-oriented leader with a bottom-line focus, he possesses exceptional motivational skills.

As principal of Anderson and Associates, Mr. Anderson consults for small and mid-size businesses implementing world-class management techniques.  His services include directing organizations in developing a vision and mission, choosing applicable tools, and implementing the world-class transformation.  In addition, he provides process and management improvement training for divisions of major corporations and develops college courses.  His accomplishments include establishing a Total Quality-Based Technology curriculum for an associate's degree credit program for North Central Texas College and providing lean manufacturing, total quality, and statistical process control instruction for Collin County, North Central Texas, and Richland community colleges.

From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Anderson served as vice president of operations for American Excelsior Company, a 15-site, $60 million national foam fabrication firm.  Recruited as a member of a senior team tasked with turning around the company's finances, he established operational accountability of site general managers and implemented corporate reorganization to create a focus on operational results. In addition, he implemented lean manufacturing concepts and restructured the MRP system to support the company as a national entity.

Previously Mr. Anderson was employed by Beckett Corporation, a privately-held company providing condensate and specialty pumps to the HVAC industry and OEM customers. As president of the Industrial and OEM division and corporate vice president of Operations, he implemented the separation of the business into two autonomous divisions.  Through the application of lean manufacturing techniques and MRP system restructuring, he achieved quality and manufacturing performance improvements that led to a 15% sales growth and 2.6% increase in operating profits.  As vice president of Operations, he spearheaded a transformation to flow and just-in-time manufacturing, achieving inventory reduction of more than 50%, on-time delivery improvement of over 95%, and sales growth of 1.8%.

Prior to joining Beckett Corporation, Mr. Anderson held management positions with Snyder General Corporation, Packless Industries, and American Standard Trane, where he implemented team-based manufacturing and numerous quality and productivity improvement programs.  Earlier in his career, he was employed by General Electric Company in a series of increasingly responsible management and engineering positions.

Mr. Anderson serves as a team lead/examiner for the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence and is a member, and past chair, of the Oversight and Appeals Committee for the SME/AME/ASQ/Shingo lean certification process.  He is a registered Professional Engineer.


Education

Masters program in Engineering Management, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas