In 2008 Erin was selected by Toyota Motor Corporation to participate in a two-year-long lean manufacturing and quality system training program. The program focused on creating a new generation of engineers fully trained in the Toyota Way, and for each trainee to be able to teach and preach the Toyota Way gospel. After three months of intensive class work, she would spend the next five years on a rotation that would expose her to a broad range of manufacturing experiences with ever increasing responsibilities. These experiences would include; assembly, machining, automation, casting, painting, stamping, robotic welding, supplier quality, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 auditing, and design. Erin’s tour of duty included posts at Toyota‘s Vancouver Aluminum Casting plant, Huntsville Alabama’s Powertrain plant, and San Antonio’s Vehicle Assembly plant. In each instance, she was on a mission to solve the plants' most troubling systemic production and quality problems.
In 2013 Erin moved back to her home town of Rochester, NY and has been educating over 200 regional and global manufacturing companies in the methods a Toyota Production Systems. Through training, auditing and consulting she analyzes companies’ current business management systems, identifying gaps, establishing continuous improvement targets and implements strategic planning.
In Erin's work at AT Venture Center, she believes that all startup business would gain tremendous benefit and cost savings by implementing a flexible and effective quality management system (QMS) from initial start and their QMS would ultimately support their overall business growth.
Areas of Expertise
Toyota Production System (TPS), IATF 16949 Automotive Auditor, ISO 9001 Quality Auditor, ISO 14001 Environmental Auditor, ISO 13485 Medical Auditor, Risk Management, Continuous Improvement, Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Gap Analysis, Process Improvement, Project-Program Management, Customer Relations, Business Development, Product Development, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, PPAP, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Development, Lean Manufacturing, Quality Circle Leader, Kaizen Workshop Facilitator, Cost reduction, Quality Improvement, Cross Functional Team Leadership, Root Cause Analysis, Training, DFMEA, 5S Kaizen & Coaching
Automotive Component Manufacturing, Full Vehicle Assembly, Engine Manufacturing, Machining, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Stamping, Robotic Welding, Die-Casting, Powder Coating, Plating, Injection Molding, Assembly Automation, Tool & Die, Metrology, Electronics, Commercial Transportation Hours of Service, Waste Management, Asset Protection Devices for Transformers, Advanced Manufacturing, 3D Measuring equipment, Vision Systems