Christopher D. Guerrera – Lean 6 Sigma Master Black Belt Expert
Mr. Guerrera is an accomplished executive with over 33 years’ experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and Executive Management. He is a proven leader with expertise in building dynamic teams and developing “business athletes”. In his 33-year tenure Mr. Guerrera has served as an International Business Leader in Automotive, Aerospace, Custom Engineered Products, Manufacturing and Sales. Throughout his career he has been recognized as a dedicated business leader within the community.
Mr. Guerrera has enjoyed National Media exposure. He recently interviewed with NH Chronicle for his new venture Wiley Road Foods taking products to National Markets using the PACE Lean 6 Sigma systems and was a guest speaker at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT discussing Power Networking and Shark Tank. He has recently been nominated by LMJ as one of the top 25 Lean Experts in the world. He has been featured on Good Morning America Shark Tank and was the MCee of the Shark Tank panel for the MAKE48 competition hosted by the Smithsonian Lemelson Center in Washington DC. He was featured with Christina Tosi of Fox’ TV hit series MasterChef. He participated in a Good Morning America National Commercial campaign featuring anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach, Ginger Zee, Lara Spencer, Michael Strahan, Jessie Palmer and hip-hop singer Flo-Rida and recently a VIP guest. Interviewed by Good Morning America’s meteorologist Ginger Zee as part of the GMA Sunshine moment, served as a key Shark Tank panelist for the MAKE48 moderated by Stephen Key, MC of the Shark Tank All-Stars hosted at the Smithsonian Lemelson Center in Washington DC., interviewed by Kathy Ireland for her Modern Living national syndicated television show, interviewed by Michael King of Home Talk, featured alongside Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop Show, interviewed by Amy Coveno ABC’s WMUR news anchor for NH Chronicle, featured alongside of Mike Otis for CNY @home, featured on the front page of the Syracuse NY Post Standard Business news, interviewed by Mike Morin NH beat writer as the featured spot light for New Hampshire Business Review and is engaged with the History Channels Operation build “game changers”. He has products displayed at recent trade shows alongside such household name products as Scrub Daddy®, Squatty Potty®, Paint Brush Cover®, Drop Stop®, and ReadeRest®, all products that have achieved mass distribution & sales after their appearance on the reality TV series ‘Shark Tank.
Mr. Guerrera was instrumental in the BMW start-up and success in the United States where he managed the interior group for the BMW Z3 and X5. He spent over 4 years with his family in Greenville, South Carolina developing the BMW interior group. He was awarded the JD Powers and Associates best in class Quality Award from BMW. He was responsible for two plants in the United States with sales revenue over 170 million. The Greenville operation is a World Leader in Just-In-Time Kaizen techniques. Eighty percent of the interior components are manufactured, delivered and assembled on the BMW vehicles within two hours of production.
Mr. Guerrera was an integral part of the 1/8 turn fuel system design and development for Ford Motor Company and is listed on the patent as the Chief Design Engineer. He was the Director of Engineering responsible for four plants with sales revenue of 180 million. He spent three years developing the on-board fuel vapor recovery system for the Ford Taurus vehicle that was first in its class to have such a sophisticated fuel system design that revolutionized the industry.
Mr. Guerrera holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire in Mechanical Engineering and is a Lean 6 Sigma Master Black Belt. He is certified in the Toyota Production System and the BMW VDA Production System. He served on the Executive Supplier Counsel for BMW, Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Company.