The founder/owner of Maple Hill Engineering, LLC, Bobbie Gilman, is a Mechanical Engineer who began managing product development projects in 1988. She has designed and implemented hundreds of high volume components and been awarded three U.S. patents for ideas that stemmed from helping development teams simplify their designs, saving millions in supply chain costs. She has a long history of championing improvements to processes, designing more effective facility layouts domestically and internationally, and has led efforts to standardize processes globally and make process information and performance status globally visible via websites and performance dashboards.
Ken Barton is a certified Six Sigma Associates Black Belt and has more than 38 years of experience in product design and development, project management, cross-functional team building and operational relationships, process and layout improvement, cost and quality improvement, packaging related design and development, supplier development, customer support, and facility design and operations.
Robert Werner brings over thirty years of experience in KAIZEN/Continuous Improvement, Quality/Business Management Systems. Mr. Werner was mentored by Dr. Edward Deming, Dorian Shainin, Masaaki Imai, renowned authorities on Quality, KAIZEN/Continuous Improvement, Dr. Yoji Akao, leading expert in Hoshin Kanri, also called Policy Deployment, and Yoshiki Iwata (Shingijutsu), expert in the Toyota Global Production System, also called Lean.
Steve Doyle is a highly experienced leader with 30 years of supply chain, global purchasing, program management, lean manufacturing and quality systems process development and execution. He brings extensive knowledge of TPS, lean execution, and team building/dynamics through work with Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, and Saturn Corporation and has facilitated improvement activities across the supply chain.
Martin ‘Shawn’ Egan sees potential product opportunities that others can’t and is able to show concepts in drawing, rendering, CAD and animations. He excels at solving mechanical problems and uncovering unknown consumer needs resulting in innovations. He has a passion for USA manufacturing and innovation. A BS in ID and MS in manufacturing along with years of engineering experience provides a unique perspective on product development. Extensive experience with plastic part design, injection, blow, vacuum forming, extrusion, rotational, co-injection, over-molding and in-mold decoration. He has 30 patents in a wide range of industries creating competitive advantage.