Ron Lopez is Director of Operations, Charlotte, USA. He is responsible for driving our flagship production facility. This includes ensuring safety compliance, manufacturing continuity, and operational efficiency across our production processes. Ron applies Lean Six Sigma solutions across our production processes and leverages data and technology for improved operational performance. Formerly, Ron served in senior operations positions at ATOTECH and Honeywell.

Any action I can take for positive change depends on understanding others.

Perspective

I served in the Peace Corps after college. It taught me to value every experience I have. I try to be present in the moment, to listen with respect to those who speak, to observe, and really hear their stories. Any action I can take for positive change depends on understanding others.

I have had three mentors in my career. They have been exceptional teachers for me. Their kindness, honesty, and willingness to share their own experiences and wisdom while listening closely are all qualities that I’ve learned from. They've always tried to help me become a better version of myself rather than mold me to someone else.

Finding innovative ways to approach an Operations problem or to help the team solve a critical issue is my creative outlet. I love thinking up fresh solutions or designs. I also like to be challenged in my thinking, to serve as a soundboard for the team to be more effective, and to provide inspiration for new ideas.

Challenging the status quo is crucial for innovation and for staying ahead of the curve. It is exciting to see customers using something we initially imagined only in our minds.