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Reza Amirkhalili
Chief Operating Officer
Shawmut Design & Construction

Reza Amirkhalili is Chief Operating Officer of Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.5 billion national construction management firm. Amirkhalili implements construction strategy and growth plans with a key focus on client experience, ensuring Shawmut continues to deliver exceptional, white-glove client service across all sectors and regions nationwide. He works with his teams to create systems that provide an unparalleled experience for industry-leading clients, such as Harvard University, Louis Vuitton, and Apple.   Prior to joining Shawmut, Amirkhalili was president and managing director at Faithful+Gould Inc., responsible for the entire North Americas operations and overall strategy. During his 25-year tenure, he rose in the ranks to executive vice president, chief operating officer and president.   Amirkhalili has more than 30 years of construction industry expertise across diverse sectors, including proficiency in operational leadership in a matrixed environment.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

8:10 am | Cementing Excellence as a Core Company Value: How Can You Make Continuous Improvement an Organic Process from the C-Suite Through to New Hires?

Randee Herrin
Senior Vice President
TDIndustries

Randee Herrin, Senior Vice President at TDIndustries, is responsible for the oversight of TD’s Houston area new construction operations.  Additionally, she is part of TD’s corporate senior leadership team and serves as co-leader of TD’s R&D program and as the captain of TD's innovation team where she works to create value for internal and external customers. Randee also has a passion for increasing diversity and inclusion within the construction industry. As the war for talent continues to intensify, Randee is looking to fill the gap through gender parity.  To do this she has developed a program that actively recruits, supports, and trains female craft workers. Currently, Randee serves on PlanGrid’s Customer Advisory Board, Texas Tech University College of Architecture Design Leadership Alliance Dean’s Circle and is a member of the Associated General Contractors Executive Roundtable.

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

2:40 pm | Preparing Our Teams for Change: What Do We Need to Do to Come Together & Scale Profitability in Construction?

Morgan Fountain
Process Improvement Manager
TDIndustries

Morgan Fountain is the Process Improvement Manager for TDIndustries’ Houston New Construction business. Morgan has a variety of responsibilities centered around continuous improvement such as leading strategic planning sessions, working on various process improvement projects and implementing various other Lean practices including the Last Planner System. She holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification, a Certificate of Management in Lean from the AGC and is a Certified Scrum Master.

Robert Penney
National Director of Continuous Improvement
Skanska

Robert is a construction industry thought leader, heading up the continuous improvement group at Skanska USA Building Inc.  Continuous Improvement at Skanska focuses on removing the burden of work from our project teams and supporting the successful delivery of the company's construction projects. Robert focuses on creating a collaborative culture within project teams across Skanska's ~$5B annual portfolio of design and construction projects.  Robert is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, received Advanced Lean Certification from the Virginia Mason Institute and an holds a Construction Management degree with a focus on Field Operations from Drexel University.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

1:40 pm | Bringing Your Organizational Goals onto Projects Through Enhancing Collaboration with Project Partners & Creating Allies on the Road to Construction Excellence

8:50 am | Panel: Ensuring Every Employee Has the Tools & Skill Set to Be a Change Agent

Natasha Moore
Senior Process Improvement Analyst
HCA

Natasha is a process improvement professional in the Capital Deployment Group at HCA Healthcare, based in Nashville, TN.  The Capital Deployment Group within HCA Healthcare oversees the procurement and delivery of the company's construction projects throughout the country.  Natasha focuses on creating a collaborative culture within project delivery teams across HCA's $1.7B annual portfolio of design and construction projects.  Natasha has a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt certification and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.  

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

1:00 pm | How We Kick Started Our Operational Excellence Strategy: What Were the Foundations, Roadblocks & Enablers That Set Us on the Road to Success?

Steven Levy
Senior Vice President - Operations
McCownGordon Construction

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

5:00 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks: Taking Action

7:50 am | Chair’s Opening Remarks: What is Operational Excellence?

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

3:20 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks: Taking Action

8:00 am | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Barbara Wagner
Senior Vice President
Clark Construction

Barbara Wagner is a senior vice president at Clark Construction Group and oversees the national healthcare market sector for the company.  Ms. Wagner has over 33 years of experience in the construction industry working for Clark. She has extensive experience in both design/build and healthcare and works with Clark's regional offices to ensure consistency and best practices are utilized across the country in these market areas. Ms. Wagner participates on several boards and is the past Chair of the National Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and serves as President Emeritus of DBIA’s Western Pacific Region. She is a graduate of Catholic University of America earning a BS in Architecture and holds a Masters in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Maryland. Her professional licenses and accreditations include a contractor and engineer’s license in the state of California, DBIA designation and LEED accreditation.

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

2:40 pm | Preparing Our Teams for Change: What Do We Need to Do to Come Together & Scale Profitability in Construction?

Troy Ochoa
Vice President - Solar Construction
Wanzek Construction

Troy is responsible for directing all administrative functions of the Solar division in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies and company objectives and policies. He has over 20 years of experience managing all phases of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for solar, power, and gas and mining projects. Troy’s project management experience includes over 1.5GW of solar. He has been a leader in efficiency increases on solar projects, resulting in on time and on budget project completions. Troy attended California State University of Bakersfield, earning a Bachelor degree in Business Management, following which he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration(MBA).

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

10:10 am | Placing the Needs of Your Employees at the Heart of Your Business Strategy to Ensure a Grassroots Movement Towards Operational Excellence

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

2:40 pm | Preparing Our Teams for Change: What Do We Need to Do to Come Together & Scale Profitability in Construction?

Alex Gururajan
Operations & Transformation Leader
Haley & Aldrich

Alex brings over 20 years of experience partnering with senior management in various industries, including AEC, Manufacturing, Financial Services, and Consumer Services, to lead enterprise-level continuous improvement and operational excellence programs focused on increasing customer value.  Alex’s proven experience coaching people to shift mindsets and embedding Lean thinking across organizations has made an immediate impact on our clients.  Alex has been both a consultant and held leadership positions inside organizations driving operational excellence.  Prior to Haley & Aldrich, Alex was the Lean Director at Discover Financial Services where he worked closely with executive management to define the company’s long-term cultural vision and worked with leadership and employees across the organization to develop continuous improvement mindsets and behaviors aligned with the vision.  Alex was also a Lean Master at McKinsey & Company, and was the Director of Process Excellence at KCI, a leading medical device company. He is a certified Master Black Belt, executive coach, and transformation expert.  Alex current client include the Dome Construction, HOK, and the University of California San Francisco.  He also supports Haley & Aldrich’s efforts internal operational excellences efforts.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

8:50 am | Panel: Ensuring Every Employee Has the Tools & Skill Set to Be a Change Agent

Michael McLin
Managing Director
Maxim Consulting Company

Michael McLin is the Managing Director at Maxim Consulting Group responsible for leading the business and guiding the strategic direction.   Michael works with construction related firms of all sizes to evaluate business practices and assist with management challenges.  Having worked in the industry, Michael has developed a practical and objective perspective to solving business challenges.  Areas of specialization include: organizational assessments, strategic planning, project execution, productivity improvement, prefabrication, peer groups, and training programs.  Mr. McLin is a nationally recognized, dynamic public speaker and published author. Michael is also an experienced peer group manager having consistently run groups whose membership represents some of the largest, most sophisticated contractors in the U.S.  He has led electrical, mechanical, dry wall, fire protection, and heavy-civil and general contractor peer groups - both union and non-union.  With expertise in many facets of the business, Michael is adept at utilizing tools and analysis available to the peer groups to identify opportunities and challenges within an organization.  His structured approach to running peer groups ensures all members have an opportunity to learn and grow.

Scott West
Vice President - Quality Management
Granite Construction

Scott joined Granite Construction in 2016 and is responsible for execution of the quality system across the organization. He focuses on customer satisfaction, risk prevention, and driving continuous improvement throughout the business. Prior to joining Granite, Scott was the Director of Quality at Mortenson Construction in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He provided leadership to the quality team across the company and was responsible for developing, deploying, and improving their quality system.  He leveraged principles of lean, ISO 9001, Malcolm Baldrige, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to create a system that supported the company’s enormous growth. He also managed a group dedicated to assisting customers with facility start-up, operations and maintenance, and transition to sustainable operations.

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:50 am | Panel: Developing an Effective Change Management Strategy to Make Sure Your Company Remains Agile

Markku Allison
Vice President - Strategy & Innovation
Chandos Construction

Markku Allison has over 25 years’ experience both as an award-winning designer and as a thought-leader on design and construction industry transformation issues. His background as a practice owner and industry subject matter expert with strong relationships across disciplines and organizations uniquely positions him to assist in shaping responsive strategies to forces driving change in business and culture today. In his current role, Markku heads up a portfolio that includes Chandos’ IPD, Lean, Sustainability, BIM, and Marketing initiatives. He also serves as president of the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance, a Canadian not-for-profit organization focused on improving the AEC industry. Markku has held positions at the American Institute of Architects, where he was instrumental in developing the AIA’s “Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide”, “50to50” – 50 strategies to 50% carbon reduction, as well as a range of other influential industry resources and white papers.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:30 am | Exploring the Role of Upper Management in Maintaining the Right Culture: What Support & Resource Needs to Be Put in Place to Maximize Success?

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

2:40 pm | Preparing Our Teams for Change: What Do We Need to Do to Come Together & Scale Profitability in Construction?

Ken Kulaga
Construction Director
HCA Healthcare

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

1:00 pm | How We Kick Started Our Operational Excellence Strategy: What Were the Foundations, Roadblocks & Enablers That Set Us on the Road to Success?

Dan Smolilo
Director of Process & Innovation
The Walsh Group

Dan Smolilo is the Director of Process and Innovation for The Walsh Group. In this role, Dan leads the organization in integrating technology advancements throughout operations by promoting, educating and implementing process improvements. As part of the overall Quality Service Group, Dan works closely with service groups, project teams, and Regional Technology and Quality Champions to streamline our construction processes such as design collaboration, document management, and construction technologies that make our work safer, more efficient, and productive. Dan worked on various complex projects on the East Coast and over the last few years has helped foster the growth and integration of construction technologies throughout the organization. In the industry, Dan is a leader pushing for change as Thought Leadership Chair for the Construction Progress Coalition and sits on various other technology advisory committees in the industry.

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

1:20 pm | Software Rationalization: Maximizing the Efficiency of Existing Systems & Creating a Strategy to Further Streamline Your Technology Roadmap

Rebecca Snelling
National Lean Director
JE Dunn Construction Company

Rebecca Snelling coaches people, teams and organizations on Lean Transformation. She is currently growing a group of coaches and trainers who work with all JE Dunn employees and project teams implementing Last Planner System in Design and Construction, Target Value Delivery, Integrated Project Delivery, Choosing By Advantages and other Lean practices and behaviors. Additionally, she coaches Leadership on Lean while working with support staff to standardize and improve processes across the organization. She started in the construction industry in 1996, beginning her Lean journey in 2006. She is currently employed by JE Dunn Construction as a Vice President and their National Lean Director and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). Prior to JE Dunn, Rebecca spent more than seven years consulting on the application of Lean principles in various organizations and project types. This includes working with owners, architects, contractors and engineers, Integrated Lean Project Delivery teams, leading strategic planning sessions and implementing various other Lean practices. Rebecca has developed and delivered training materials and written white papers on various Lean Construction applications. She has been actively involved LCI over this time and is a contributing author of both LCI books Transforming Design and Construction, a Framework for Change and Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation. She speaks at various industry events across the US and abroad. Rebecca has been on the Core Teams of multiple LCI Communities of Practice, the Chair of the LCI Education Committee for over 4 years, an LCI Certified Instructor, and also a Master Trainer of the Choosing by Advantages Decision making System. Rebecca holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

8:50 am | Spotlights: Scaling Regional Best Practices & Lessons Learned to Establish New, Improved Playbooks Across the Entire Organization

Sam Gioia
Director - New Factory Start Up
Katerra

Sam joined Katerra in June of 2015.  His focus was to leverage techniques utilized in high tech manufacturing environments to develop processes to manufacture cost efficient, repeatable, reliable building components.  He is currently consulting on component factory layout and processes. Sam comes out of the electronics industry where he spent over 20 years working in both development and operational organizations.  He has led numerous cross functional teams to implement manufacturable process technologies and has coordinated technology transfers to sites both domestically and in Asia. His experience includes positions as Sr. Director of Operations and Director of Process Development at LSI Logic as well as various management and engineering positions at Symbios, NCR, Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel.  Sam has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

3:30 pm | Spotlights: Creating Tools & Frameworks to Move Your Company from Reactive to Proactive Decision Making

Benjamin Stealy
Director of Continuous Improvement
Horwitz Inc.

Ben has built 15 years of demonstrated success leveraging data to deliver corporate growth strategies, acquisition evaluations and technology pace setting. His experience includes: cross-functional team development, integration and risk management, forecasting and modeling, capital planning, Six Sigma and business constraint removal, procurement strategy, contract and joint venture negotiation, ERP architecture, data monetization, market analytics, software solution development, real estate analysis, competitive insights, and government policy and relations strategy

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:10 am | Influencing Middle Management to Become Champions of Operational Excellence & Maintain the Right Culture with Their Teams

Sue Klawans
Principal
SK Lean

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Sue Klawans is a recognized leader, sought after to speak on high-performance teams and collaboration, Lean, technology and process innovation, productivity and prefabrication, quality, design phase, metrics and key performance indicators.  She has a background in planning, design and construction (as a general contractor, construction manager at risk, and owner’s program manager), along with proven experience and business results as a senior executive and Lean strategist.   Sue has managed and facilitated both long-term and annual strategic planning, resulting in advancements in employee development, profitability and risk management.  She created and implemented a unique, multi-dimensional Lean training and development program focused on elevating people and teams to achieve breakthroughs and reach new levels of integration and capability.  As a senior operational excellence executive, Sue provided strategic vision and leadership for programs in operational excellence, quality, knowledge sharing, innovation-into-practice, improving profitability, client feedback, process improvement, business consulting, business intelligence, playbook development and more. Sue is a leader in multiple industry organizations.  Sue holds key roles with other industry-leading organizations including Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and currently serves as Chair of the Public/Private Industry Advisory Council, a group comprised of representatives from major U.S. commercial and manufacturing firms, public owners, contractors, and designers.   She is a member of the Construction Owners’ Association of America Industry Relations Council.  Sue was a founding member of the Construction Quality Executives Council and former chair of the Off-Site Construction Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences.  She served on the core leadership group for “Integrated Project Delivery:  An Action Guide for Leaders,” a project of the Charles Pankow Foundation, IPDA and CIDCI.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

3:30 pm | Spotlights: Creating Tools & Frameworks to Move Your Company from Reactive to Proactive Decision Making

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

8:50 am | Spotlights: Scaling Regional Best Practices & Lessons Learned to Establish New, Improved Playbooks Across the Entire Organization

3:20 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks: Taking Action

Seth Cheever
Director of Operational Excellence
Stiles Construction

As a co-Director of Operational Excellence, Seth’s duties are primarily related to system and process improvement, support, and progress tracking. He is responsible for system evaluations, integrations, and implementations. He analyzes trends and creates benchmarking for project teams and executive staff alike. Seth supports all project stakeholders from ownership to trade workers to support staff on construction projects. Seth’s previous tenure as a Preconstruction Manager is the foundation of his relationships in the local construction and broad technology communities. By staying at the forefront of technology, Seth’s initiative and expertise allows Stiles to offer clients a superior service due and ensures effective communication between all team and departmental members.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

4:20 pm | Integrating Data Silos to Improve Visibility Over Business Performance & Inform Strategic Decision Making

Alison Hart
Manager of Project Solutions
Mortenson

Alison Hart is the Manager of Project Solutions at Mortenson.  Alison supports and partners with Mortenson project teams to ensure they have the right field focused processes, tools, and knowledge to provide proactive construction execution for all stakeholders to be successful.  Alison has been in the Construction Industry for more than 20 years in various Project Management & Technology roles, before joining the Mortenson Team in 2016.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

8:50 am | Panel: Ensuring Every Employee Has the Tools & Skill Set to Be a Change Agent

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

10:30 am | Case Study: Revealing How One Team Successfully Evaluated Legacy Processes & Transformed Profitability Despite Resistance to Change

Mike Quatman
Director of Operations
Robert A Bothman Construction

Mike joined Robert A. Bothman in 1990, as a Field Operations Foreman and was quickly promoted to Superintendent. In the summer of 1998, he moved his family to Oregon and worked as General Manager and Plant Manager for door manufacturer JELD-WEN. In Oregon, Mike learned Lean Transformation and became proficient in driving Strategic Cultural Change. In 2016 he relocated his family back to the Bay Area and rejoined the Bothman family as Operations Manager. He successfully established the Code of Conduct and Culture of Safety programs which have reduced incidents and insurance claims for the company. Mike introduced the Continuous Improvement thought process to Bothman. In his current role as Director of Operations, he continues to focus on safety, quality, employee retention, updating corporate policies and achieving the overall business goals. He values cultural diversity and understands how important it is for a company to embrace ethnic differences in order to succeed.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:30 am | Exploring the Role of Upper Management in Maintaining the Right Culture: What Support & Resource Needs to Be Put in Place to Maximize Success?

Stephanie Roldan
Corporate Lean Manager
Rosendin Electric

Stephanie Roldan currently lives with her family in Tempe, Arizona. Her deepest passion is changing the way people work and see problems in the construction industry. She has been involved in construction for over 20 years from her time as a Journeyman Wireman apprentice to Project Manager to her current role as Corporate Lean Manager. She now devotes her time to developing Rosendin employees in the office and on project sites helping them to recognize their full potential and helping them bring their greatest contribution to the world around them. Her focus on Operational Excellence is based on the belief that Operational excellence is a human development strategy masquerading as an operational strategy, and therefore developing the people must be at the forefront.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:30 am | Exploring the Role of Upper Management in Maintaining the Right Culture: What Support & Resource Needs to Be Put in Place to Maximize Success?

10:50 am | Developing Departmental & Individual Goals with Strategic Objectives in Mind to Align Strategic, Operational & Tactical Decision Making Across the Organization

Brooks Williams
Director of VDC & Project Controls
Alberici Constructors Inc.

Brooks Williams is the Director of Project Controls and VDC at Alberici Group in St. Louis, Missouri. In his thirteen years at Alberici, Brooks has been responsible for the successful implementation of various large-scale construction technology solutions across all of Alberici’s diverse markets. Brooks is responsible for researching emerging technologies, managing the evaluation and selection process, ensuring successful adoption and change management, and overseeing integrations.  Throughout his career in construction, Brooks has demonstrated a passion for technology and its practical application to improving the construction processes.

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:50 am | Panel: Developing an Effective Change Management Strategy to Make Sure Your Company Remains Agile

Jose Rivera
Director of Operational Excellence
Stiles Construction

Jose Rivera is the Director of Operational Excellence at Stiles Construction. Stiles is a full-service commercial real estate firm whose services include development, construction, tenant improvement, realty, property management, architecture, acquisitions and financing. The Operational Excellence team supports construction operations by facilitating services like QA/QC, VDC, Financial Analysis and Technology Implementation. Jose’s extensive experience throughout the construction value chain has gained him an insight into how companies can achieve their goals by focusing SOPs that are aligned with their mission. Prior to working at Stiles Jose was Operations Manager at National Fire Protection where he helped develop and implement initiatives in Quality Control, Safety, Pre-fabrication and Life Safety Inspections. Jose has also played key roles in helping create SOPs in Logistics, Asset Management and Entrepreneurial Business Solutions at other companies during the course of his career. Most importantly, Jose enjoys helping people and is always willing to train and engage others in discussions about furthering the construction industry through technology and innovation.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

4:20 pm | Integrating Data Silos to Improve Visibility Over Business Performance & Inform Strategic Decision Making

Myles Morton
Process Improvement Manager
Okland Construction

As Process Improvement Manager at Okland Construction, Myles is responsible for developing and implementing standards on a company level for Okland’s operational project management processes. This includes establishing, maintaining, and promoting quality systems designed to ensure continued implementation of established standards. His core motivation is to strengthen the company’s competitive advantage through the research and appropriate adoption of new and innovative practices, processes, and technologies.

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

8:10 am | Case Study: Developing an Effective System for Tracking Success of Process Improvement Initiatives

Meredith Hargreaves
Senior Lean Practitioner
Haley & Aldrich

Meredith’s demonstrated expertise is in working with cross-functional teams on operational excellence strategy. process improvement, systems thinking, training and development, and team dynamics within large, complex organizations. As a former teacher, she enjoys blending learning theory with Lean and operational excellences practices, helping Organizations see improvement opportunities for themselves, and realize meaningful results. Meredith has more than 15 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer, and coach. She works extensively with clients in crafting Lean and Operational excellences strategies weaving together organization design, strategic planning, process improvement, and personal mastery. Meredith has been a guest lecturer at Cornell University and a trainer at numerous organizations in North America and Europe. She has presented at 11 conferences in the last five years (including several appearances at LCI), and has recently published two articles in professional magazines. Meredith is a certified Lean Black Belt practitioner, and is currently working with clients in Northern California and New York City.

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

11:50 am | Panel: Developing an Effective Change Management Strategy to Make Sure Your Company Remains Agile

Nate Picard
Operational Excellence Manager
Cianbro

Nathaniel Picard is a native of Maine and attended Boston University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering in 2003.  He immediately commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  He began serving as a Platoon Commander with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion. He completed three tours to Iraq.  After leaving active duty, Nathaniel became an infantry officer in the Marine Corps Reserve and continues to serve as a Battalion Executive Officer. In 2007 he joined General Electric in their turbine manufacturing division specializing in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.  He spent over a decade working in numerous manufacturing facilities and gaining exposure to a diverse range of manufacturing practices.  He is recognized as an expert in leadership and in lean / continuous improvement.  He is leading the implementation of Operational Excellence at Cianbro.  Cianbro is one of the top 100 construction companies in the country.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

3:30 pm | Spotlights: Creating Tools & Frameworks to Move Your Company from Reactive to Proactive Decision Making

Paz Arroyo
Quality Manager
DPR Construction

Paz Arroyo is a Quality Leader at DPR Construction. She holds a PhD in civil and environmental engineering from University of California, Berkeley. She has extensive experience in the construction industry internationally, with a strong background in lean management, especially around decision-making in design. Her experience is diverse from working in mining tunnels for Mas Errazuriz in Chile to working as a sustainability consultant at Gensler, San Francisco. She has previously worked as a lean consultant for several owners, general contractors and architects for healthcare, pharmaceutical, commercial, semiconductor, and heavy civil construction projects in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Chile. Dr. Arroyo is also an adjunct professor in the school of engineering at Catholic University of Chile where she previously worked as a full time professor teaching sustainability, lean, planning, and innovation in construction. She has published over 30 papers in peer reviewed construction management journals and conferences. Dr. Arroyo is also co-founder of CollabDecisions a platform to share knowledge on how to make collaborative decisions. As a quality Leader at DPR Construction she brings an extensive background to implement a behavioral approach to quality, using her experience in lean and collaborative decision-making to activate change in the organization.

Day One

Thursday 13th December 2018

8:50 am | Panel: Ensuring Every Employee Has the Tools & Skill Set to Be a Change Agent

Day Two

Thursday 13th December 2018

2:00 pm | Case Study: Discovering the Secret Sauce to Transform Efficiency in the Field & Consistently Drive Best Value for All Teams

Rusty Sturgeon
Process Development Manager
Sequoyah Electric

As Sequoyah’s Process Development Manager, Rusty is responsible for developing and defining all company operational and administrative processes. In recent years, he has focused on developing company processes that align internal design with field operations and Off Site Production in a coordinated effort to achieve efficient lean construction. Overall, his responsibilities include overseeing the continuous improvement approach which included managing Sequoyah Electric’s inventory software shift to MRP.