Bob Scales

Robert W. Scales

Bob is the founder and President of Max Productivity. He has over 37 years in the Manufacturing Industry most recently as Director of Manufacturing Operations at the Whirlpool Corporation Evansville Plant. He was responsible for 1500 hourly and 120 salaried Employees in Engineering, Maintenance and Material Control. Bob also worked in the Fort Smith AR plant as Director of Operations and Director of Design Technology. Prior to his director roles he held positions as Manager of Design Technology, Manager of Midline Refrigerators, Manager of Tool & Process Engineering and Senior Processing Engineer.


  • Lean Leadership role that improved labor productivity by more than 40%. Provided the leadership to develop Lean Processes that were adopted as standards for all Whirlpool plants
  • Implemented safety programs that achieved world class performance in accident and Workman’s Comp reductions
  • Implemented Cost and Quality programs that produced improved results year over year
  • Provided leadership in development of Change Management and Labor Relations in 2 different plants
  • Project Manager for $62M Midline Refrigerator project.
  • Lead Process Engineer for integration of $10M plastics and extrusion project


  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from The University of Evansville
  • Six Sigma Management Training
  • Lean Champion and facilitator using Toyota Manufacturing system
  • C2C Project Management Champion
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