Team Member Profile

Matt Beakes

Process Improvement Specialist

Matt Beakes has over fourteen years of experience in operational performance improvement, including a decade in roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing facilities for Armstrong World Industries. This included an assignment as Manufacturing Information Systems Manager at the Marietta, Pennsylvania Plant, and an earlier role as Project Manager for several strategic Information Systems implementation projects for plants world-wide. His career at Armstrong included significant training in lean process improvement methodologies, and his project work incorporated these techniques into a number of ongoing improvement efforts. He was responsible for combining processes for several plants acquired by Armstrong with current standard processes, and was the Information Systems project manager for 2 new plant builds in North America. The first four years of Matt's career included Information Systems consulting and implementation with a heavy focus in the healthcare field. At Operational Performance Solutions, Matt has participated in lean process improvement projects for healthcare facilities, most recently as a member of a team that has made significant operational improvements in the Sterile Processing Department of a 411-bed hospital in Virginia. In this work, he has demonstrated his significant capabilities in front-line, hands-on lean implementation and his exceptional ability to work cooperatively and effectively with operating personnel.