Chuck Werner

Lean Program Manager and Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Chuck Werner has been a Program Manager with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center since July of 2016.  His areas of expertise are in Lean, Six Sigma and Quality.

Professional Experience
Chuck has accumulated nearly 30 years of experience in manufacturing, most of it as a Tier I supplier in automotive.  His prior companies include Pilkington Glass, Guilford Performance Textiles by Lear and L&W Engineering. After taking a break from manufacturing for one year to work at a bank, the “song of production” ultimately lured him back to the industry. Through his decades of experience, Chuck has accumulated process knowledge in areas including glass manufacturing, injection molding, adhesive systems, knitting, jet and tank dye, fabric finishing, flame lamination and welding processes (spot and MIG).  While most of his time in manufacturing has been in the areas of Operations, Quality and Engineering, Chuck has found that the tools of Lean and Six Sigma are universally applicable regardless of department or role.

Education
Chuck holds a Bachelor of Business Leadership from Baker College.

Professional Memberships
Chuck achieved his certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 1996 and his Master Black Belt certification in 2011.  Additionally, he is a Training Within Industry (TWI) Master Trainer and is certified in OSHA Compliance and Accident Reduction.  Chuck served four years in the United States Army in a military intelligence role.