Joe Heser

Joe Heser

Master Black Belt

Joe Heser started his professorial career at 3M in 1984 after completing a BS in engineering from Montana State University. During his 35 years of service at 3M, Mr. Heser held numerous business management leadership positions with worldwide responsibilities at plant, division, business group, and corporate levels.


➢ Key player in developing corporate LSS & Quality strategy and achieving annual financial targets (100’s of millions each year).

➢ Led the team that was responsible for creating LSS training curriculum; trained MBB’s, BB’s, and GB’s; and coached 5,000+ professionals on Continuous Improvement concepts and philosophies. This improvement enterprise delivered several thousand improvement projects annually.

➢ Primary author and deployment lead of 3M corporate “Quality Playbook”, Quality Metrics, and Quality Policy & Procedures. These corporate standards were deployed globally across 26 business units /divisions and 175 manufacturing operations.

➢ Worked closely with key companies sharing continuous improvement best practices, improving both organizations’ business effectiveness.

➢ New Product Commercialization Steering Committee Lead for 3M’s largest division, ensuring healthy NPI pipeline and improving commercialization effectiveness.

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