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    Team Leader
    Shipyard Transformation Team
    US Naval Shipyards
Dennis Kelley - Senior Sensei

Dennis Kelley  Senior Sensei Dennis Kelley, Senior Sensei


Lean Practitioner, Mentor, and Advisor, with over 15 years practical experience. Planned and  facilitated the deployment of improvement efforts at all levels of multiple organizations. Led the entire Lockheed Martin Aerospace Lean/Six Sigma program through its development and deployment, to include the development of problem solving experts and leaders at all levels of that organization. Coached executive leaders through the lean transformation of  the $40B  Joint Strike Fighter build process. Have worked as a Consultant for Progress Energy’s leadership team in their lean deployment effort from it’s inception.

Career Brief

20 Years – Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth, TX
      •Total Quality / Lean / SPC Deployment Manager / Six Sigma / First Generation Toyota lineage

     •Production Manager F-16 Program

     •Sr. Manager for Lean/Six sigma Program
     •F-35 Leadership team Lean transformation coach

3.5 Years – Better Enterprise Solutions Corp (BESCORP) Consulting
ce President Commercial Operations

Organizations Mentored Include

  • Lockheed Martin Aerospace (8 locations)
  • F-16 Assembly
  • LM Missiles and Fire Control
  • US Naval Sea Systems Command Washington
  • US Naval Regional Maintenance Centers (2 locations)
  • Progress Energy (11 locations)
  • Vectren Corporation (4 locations)
  • US Joint Strike Fighter Program (3 locations)
  • LM Joint Strike Fighter Program


  • BBA Operations Management – Letourneau University
  • MS Technical Management – Embry –Riddle Aeronautical University\
  • Black Belt – Air Academy Associates
  • Master Black Belt – Lockheed Martin (LM-21)
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Progress Energy Nuclear Plant Access