Feb 06

Alum called a champion of oil and gas manufacturing

Ed Kincer ’76 and ’85 was called a ‘champion’ of oil and gas manufacturing in a recent article:

Ed Kincer is a Pinnacle Strategies Project Leader and has extensive global operational experience leading clients to breakthrough improvements. Kincer is well-known for his ability to achieve rapid bottom-line results by quickly identifying and focusing on bottleneck operations, then leading local cross-functional teams to implement Lean and Six-Sigma strategies. Recent accomplishments include:

- Reducing engineering lead time of a major oil & gas client by 54%
- Increasing manufacturing capacity of oil gate valves by 60% without adding machines or people at an oil & gas supplier
- Helping Pinnacle to deliver $700 million in savings to BP during the clean-up of the disastrous oil Gulf of Mexico oil spill