Maria RyanManaging Director

Maria is a Six Sigma Black Belt with over 20 years’ experience at both Strategic and Tactical levels within private and multinational organisations. Maria has worked in various sectors including Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Medical Device, Commercial and Chemical, in the following roles:
• Engineer: Design Engineer, Project Engineer and Manufacturing Engineer
• Black Belt: 6-Sigma Black Belt
• Management: Continuous Improvement Manager and Quality Manager
Maria is experienced in all aspects of Lean Change Management, in particular, recognising the critical value of engaging the hearts and minds of people during a Lean Transformation. She brings tremendous energy, patience and support to Lean deployment in roles such as Mentor, Coach and Trainer to all involved, without any preconceptions. Her main strengths include a relentless focus on People, Process and Purpose to deliver Performance.
Primary Qualifications:

  • BEng Mechanical Engineer, University of Limerick
  • Corporate MBA, University of Limerick

Support Qualifications:
Maria is an advocate of the Learning organisation to develop capability as a competitive advantage. She continues her education annually, with examples of education including:
Coaching: GROW Model, Conflict Management FETAC Level 6
Leadership: Leadership Training,
Lean & Sigma: Design for Six Sigma Certificate, Kaizen Event Training, Total Quality Management (TQM), Qualified Lean Assessment, Shingo Conference, ICBE Conference
Training: FETAC Level 6 Trainer
Health and Safety: Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, National Irish Safety Organisation
Quality: Certified Internal Auditor, NSAI

Christy Murphy CLS