Bob Walsh

Bob Walsh is a broadly experienced professional who applies his diverse background to helping manufacturers enhance growth and profitability.  As a DVIRC senior advanced manufacturing specialist, Bob assists clients in building business value by enhancing manufacturing operations, information technology and team dynamics.  In addition to providing consulting services, Bob develops curriculum and serves as an instructor with the DVIRC Institute for World Class Manufacturing.

Since joining DVIRC in 2003, Bob has worked with more than 60 area manufacturers.  He brings a wealth of experience to the table, including more than a decade of responsibility with Wiremold Company, where he served as controller, IT director and material systems manager.  He has also been employed as a plant accountant.

Bob attended LaSalle University, where he earned his BS in Accounting and his MA in Management Information Systems.  He is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie program.

Significant Accomplishments

  • Guided a chocolate manufacturer through a Lean transformation that resulted in a 40% reduction in product waste, a 5% (50,000 pound) increase in throughput in a cocoa milling area, and more than $50,000 in employee time savings.
  • Helped a producer of viruses for scientific applications successfully transform from a technology development organization into a business utilizing Lean manufacturing principals.
  • Participated in a team presentation of Lean 101 at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Conference that earned the highest rating ever for an AME conference training session.

Industry Experience
- Food Processing
- Printing
- Cabinet Manufacturing
- Medical
- Aerospace
- Textile
- Bio Science
- Gaskets
- Refrigeration