Excellence is the standard. Professional recognition from your peer group is always a humbling honor. It is a mark of true accomplishment and professionalism. Recently,Â Thomas VanEimeren, a Lean Six Sigma practitioner with Arrow Electronic was appropriately recognized for a career of accomplishments. Thomas was recognized as a Global Top Lean Sigma practitioner. This award was bestowed byÂ The LMJ, which is a business improvement magazine covering lean, operational excellenceÂ and continuous improvementÂ that acts as a bridge between academia and industry.Â
A Story of Excellence
Thomas is a Continuous Process Improvement Leader for Arrow ElectronicsÂ global logistics and supply chain operations. During the last eight years of a 20 year career with Arrow, Thomas has led more than 200 projects. He is a member of the Lean Benchmarking Council, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and APICS. Thomas wasÂ recognized withÂ theÂ â€œInnovation of the Yearâ€ award at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference. He was also named a finalist in the 2016 Gartner High-Tech Manufacturing Supply Chainnovators awards.Â
Success Leaves Clues
When you closely examine professional success, you will find that success leaves clues! Professional success and recognition from a peer group is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a practitioner of Lean Six Sigma. It then becomes a game of inches when determining honors and recognition that is awarded. The best of the best always work just a little bit harder, have just a little more focus and reach just a little bit higher for the achievement. Professionals celebrate the success of peers and they let that success drive them to the next level. The years of focus, leadership and just plain old fashioned hard work elevate them to the pinnacle of the Lean Six Sigma profession. Start looking at the clues of success. Get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to rise higher. Constant and consistent quality improvement is the hallmark of the Lean Six Sigma professional.