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Biography of George Aslinger

George Aslinger received his BS in Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an MS in Operations Management from Georgia State University in Atlanta. In addition, he has received extensive training in organizational design and large system change management, Total Productive Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, and is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt. He began his career as a maintenance engineer with Rockwell International, and spent 17 years with Avery Dennison. At Avery Dennison, George held maintenance management, plant engineering, technical management, production management, and organizational effectiveness assignments.

As an internal consultant from 1993 to 1999, George worked on division redesign and implementation of business teams, new plant start-up, facility renewals, division wide Total Productive Maintenance implementation, pay system redesign, manufacturing strategy development, the merger of two major divisions, and numerous business process improvement teams. George developed an innovative process called SWARMSM, which involves a large number of people focused on rapid breakthrough improvement in business process outcomes (similar to Work-OutSM at GE).

Since forming Aslinger & Associates in 1999, George has helped clients improve productivity, equipment reliability, and set-up/changeover through the application of Total Productive Maintenance, Six-Sigma, and Lean Enterprise principles with tremendous success.