Daniel A. Pinkham, Jr.

Daniel A. Pinkham, Jr.

Manufacturing Process & Performance Improvement Specialist

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Daniel A. Pinkham, Jr. is an accomplished, results oriented senior consultant whose career spans over 30 years across operational excellence, operations and program management in the chemicals, fiberglass, and mining industries. He has extensive experience and expertise in the deployment of Lean Six Sigma principles.

  • Dan has a consistent record of success in optimizing manufacturing and business processes to:
  • Improve production efficiencies.
  • Reduce operating expenses.
  • Increase margins and EBITDA.
  • Optimize improvements in maintenance and back-office processes.
  • Maximize investments in new systems and technologies.

Dan has served in continuous processing transformation leadership roles for such global companies as the following.

  • 12 years at Compass Minerals, a $2B mining company. As Director of Operational Excellence, he built and facilitated the internal operational excellence process to include:
  • Yielding $165M in savings.
  • Exceeding annual goals of 3 to 5% in cost reductions.
  • Designing & implementing asset monitoring & reliability programs that reduced costs by 10% and increased uptime at each of the largest facilities.

Leading energy conservation for Johns Manville (Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary) across 14 U.S. and European locations:

  • Saving $14M in costs and receiving two US patents in the process.
  • Functioning as Master Black Belt
  • 15 years at Chemtura (now LANXESS) and FMC Corp in chemical manufacturing, most recently as Operations Manager:
  • Expanding three flame retardant manufacturing facilities 15%, 50%, and 100%, respectively.
  • Fulfilling market demand with minimum capital investment and reduced downtime.
  • Multiple process and production engineering roles at several locations in which he led operational cost reduction efforts.

Other accomplishments include:

  • Assessed and recommended business process improvements for a $7B defense. technology integration company expanding into a new, higher margin business.
  • Advised global private equity firm with $75B in assets in operational and maintenance analysis in assessment of manufacturing company acquisition.
  • Facilitated analysis of product development process for a manufacturer of precision wire-based materials to streamline the process by 50%.
  • Led the plant consolidation of a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems.
  • Identifying and executing process improvements at the clearinghouse of US insurance data, a regional insurance provider, and at an international hospitality chain

Dan holds Master and Sigma Black Belt certifications. He obtained an MBA from Marshall University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Maine.

Daniel A. Pinkham, Jr.

Daniel A. Pinkham, Jr. is an accomplished, results oriented senior consultant whose career spans over 30 years across operational excellence, operations and program management in the chemicals, fiberglass, and mining industries. He has extensive experience and expertise in the deployment of Lean Six Sigma principles.

  • Dan has a consistent record of success in optimizing manufacturing and business processes to:
  • Improve production efficiencies.
  • Reduce operating expenses.
  • Increase margins and EBITDA.
  • Optimize improvements in maintenance and back-office processes.
  • Maximize investments in new systems and technologies.

Dan has served in continuous processing transformation leadership roles for such global companies as the following.

  • 12 years at Compass Minerals, a $2B mining company. As Director of Operational Excellence, he built and facilitated the internal operational excellence process to include:
  • Yielding $165M in savings.
  • Exceeding annual goals of 3 to 5% in cost reductions.
  • Designing & implementing asset monitoring & reliability programs that reduced costs by 10% and increased uptime at each of the largest facilities.

Leading energy conservation for Johns Manville (Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary) across 14 U.S. and European locations:

  • Saving $14M in costs and receiving two US patents in the process.
  • Functioning as Master Black Belt
  • 15 years at Chemtura (now LANXESS) and FMC Corp in chemical manufacturing, most recently as Operations Manager:
  • Expanding three flame retardant manufacturing facilities 15%, 50%, and 100%, respectively.
  • Fulfilling market demand with minimum capital investment and reduced downtime.
  • Multiple process and production engineering roles at several locations in which he led operational cost reduction efforts.

Other accomplishments include:

  • Assessed and recommended business process improvements for a $7B defense. technology integration company expanding into a new, higher margin business.
  • Advised global private equity firm with $75B in assets in operational and maintenance analysis in assessment of manufacturing company acquisition.
  • Facilitated analysis of product development process for a manufacturer of precision wire-based materials to streamline the process by 50%.
  • Led the plant consolidation of a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems.
  • Identifying and executing process improvements at the clearinghouse of US insurance data, a regional insurance provider, and at an international hospitality chain

Dan holds Master and Sigma Black Belt certifications. He obtained an MBA from Marshall University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Maine.