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Phone: 781-929-8824

Solutions for your product process:
Fast time to market
Effective stage gates with better decisions
Measurements that drive improvement
Projects on time and within cost targets
Effective global teams
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Bill Kelleher

Bill Kelleher is an international product development and operations consultant with over 30 years of diversified consulting and management experience with small and large companies in leading product, process, quality and productivity improvements. His experience includes product development, engineering, manufacturing/operations, program management and process re-engineering.

Working with the Thomas Group in US, Europe and Asia, Mr. Kelleher has created and streamlined business processes by forming, leading, mentoring and inspiring corporate wide cross functional teams to identify and eliminate non-value added process steps, process barriers, and substitute processes. He has revitalized corporate cultures and strengthened process discipline through design and utilization of detailed process measures to drive and institutionalize process improvements. He also helped develop company best practices for R&D Metrics which was implemented with multiple clients. The industries included high tech capital equipment, lighting, consumer products and automotive.

During process improvement projects many clients achieved greater than 50% gains in time to market for new products. Other results included enhanced product development processes with front end strategic filters, portfolio management, stage gate reviews, project management training, and closer links between engineering and manufacturing. Mr. Kelleher also led development and implementation of many product R&D process metrics systems utilizing simple Excel spread sheets to complex data base systems for companies with five to several hundred simultaneous R&D projects.

Prior to the Thomas Group, Mr. Kelleher held various management positions with Data General and Honeywell Information Systems. He led Data General's largest manufacturing facility as Plant Manager and was Director of Corporate Quality, Director of Design Assurance and Director of Project Management.

Mr. Kelleher holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. He is a Certified New Product Development Professional with the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) and a member of the Society of concurrent Product Development (SCPD). Other memberships include the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Society for Quality.