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Roland "Butch" Filmore

Butch is an Associate for Max Productivity focusing on Product flow and Lean Integration. He worked in the Manufacturing Industry for over 32 years most recently with Whirlpool corporation as Manager of Industrial Engineering, Lean Integration and the 50# Ice Maker Business Unit. Butch’s previous experiences include Capital Planning Manager responsible for refrigeration capital budgets and project planning. In prior positions Butch was the Technical Lead for the Industrial Engineering function and was accountable for plant productivity improvement, time studies, line balances and machine loading.


  • Manager for plant implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles including, 5S, TPM, RCM, Quick Changeover, and Lean Focus activities
  • Delivery of total productivity improvements during 2nd and 3rd passes of Lean in range of 10% to 20%
  • Development and management of successful cost and quality improvement programs
  • Effective and accomplished change management agent developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Developed and Implemented Lean Assessment and Lean Audit processes


  • Industrial engineering and MOST Time Study expert.
  • Maynard Predetermined Time Study (MOST)
  • Lean Champion and facilitator using Toyota Manufacturing system
  • Whirlpool Lean Production Process (CCM)
  • Six Sigma trained
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