Tom Perrego is a Process Improvement Specialist at Productivity Solutions LLC.


(330) 650-0580
(216) 650-0938


MS, Industrial Engineering
Alfred University
BS, Industrial Engineering
Alfred University
Six Sigma–Black Belt Certification
Lorain College


  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Process Modeling / Facility Layouts
  • Improvement ROI Justification Calcs
  • Process Documentation


FORD Motor Company
Corning Glass
Philips Healthcare
Charter Steel
H.C Starck
General Motors

Prior Experience and Role Highlights

Tom is a passionate process improvement leader who thrives on details. He has over 25 years of experience with 16 years helping clients reduce their operating costs through his own Process Improvement company.  He has led projects and project teams that provided value added services that improved quality, reduced labor costs, lead times, inventories and overhead.  He has managed global transformation programs and individual improvement projects. With particular emphasis in lean, continuous improvement and problem solving, Tom has worked in a wide variety of settings including  the automotive, glass, steel, stamping, compressed gas, industrial manufacturing  and assembly industries.

Recent projects include:

  • Assisted FORD Power Train in upgrade to their engine assembly line for new Ranger PU truck.
  • Justified new $36M / 35,000 sq-ft 55 gallon auto filling building by proving labor savings.
  • Saved a client $25M in new equipment by identifying another a cheaper option.

Prior to his work as an independent consultant, Tom worked as an industrial engineer, engineering manager, R&D manager and Plant Manager at a parts fabrication and assembly company.  His hands on shop floor experience is a value that other advisors lack.

Functional Expertise

  • Digital Simulation Modeling
  • Cellular Manufacturing / Group Technology
  • SMED  Set-Up Reduction
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Six Sigma / Process Variation Reduction
  • Material handling Equipment Selection & Specification
  • Process Documentation (MODAPTs / Time Study)
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Structured problem solving
  • Line Balancing
  • Program/project management
  • Quality improvement / management
  • Implementation Change Management
  • Kaizen Facilitator & Trainer

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