Monthly Archives: August 2014

Gary Kapanowski: How 80’s Rock Music Drives His Business Approach

Gary Kapanowski is trained in Lean Six Sigma business management, which aims to reduce waste, increase customer satisfaction, and heighten profits. Gary Kapanowski became a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma in 2012, through Lawrence Technical University. His certification was for basic manufacturing, office, problem solving tools and statistical process control. In 2013, he completed his Black Belt and Master Black Belt certifications.

Gary Kapanowski

Gary Kapanowski

While effective and efficient business management is what Gary Kapanowski focuses on in his work, he is also an avid 80’s rock music fan. Gary Kapanowski proudly possesses autographs from music talents like Ronnie James Dio, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Joe Satriani, and other musicians he has met over the years. Gary Kapanowski has always been a fan of rock music, and this passion for creative expression has transferred over into his approach to business management. 80’s rock is all about passion, energy, and power, three things central to Gary Kapanowski’s business strategy. He brings an energetic approach to the Lean Six Sigma process to management.

Gary Kapanowski’s passion for music is clear in the imaginative way he approaches business leaders. Gary Kapanowski is an experienced corporate trainer for various business processes and systems. Additionally, he is a professional development leader and public speaker. He trains eager young professionals in the development of effective and efficient presentations, Microsoft Office, and benchmarking and Balance Score Card. Gary Kapanowski teaches his trainees how to be organized, yet engaging, and it is reflected in the creativity inspired by his love for 80’s rock music.

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Gary Kapanowski: Michigan State University Alumni

Gary Kapanowski is a Michigan State University Alumni, where, as a graduate student, he earned his Masters in Business Administration. While attending Michigan State University, Gary Kapanowski was a member of the internationally renowned business organization Beta Gamma Sigma. Gary Kapanowski went on to win the MSU Sears Team Competition as a graduate student. He also served as vice president of the MBA Association while attending Michigan State University where he worked with student and corporate sponsored activities. Even after graduating from MSU and going on to have high levels of business success, Gary Kapanowski has continued to be an involved member of the MSU Alumni community. Gary Kapanowski was also part of the Community Revitalization Program aimed to grow membership for Michigan State University.

Gary Kapanowski

Gary Kapanowski

Gary Kapanowski continues to push his career forward, but already believes he has been successful. In 2006, he won the Financial Executive of the Year Award from Robert Half International and Institute of Management Accountants for the development of the Balance Score Card and responsibility matrix for the Institute of Management Accountants chapters after an individual meeting with Dr. Robert Kaplan, who originally invented the Balance Scorecard. The award recognized Gary Kapanowski’s balance scorecard for customer and volunteer retention and for achieving the organization’s goals.

Today, Gary Kapanowski is committed to helping businesses and business leaders in the Lean Six Sigma business concept designed to retain customers and eliminate business waste. He continues to develop new business skills and look for leadership opportunities. He remains grateful for his early education and encourages young professionals to consider Michigan State University for initial and continuing education.

Gary Kapanowski: Hard Working Student

Gary Kapanowski understands that the key to business excellent is a solid foundation based on education. He worked hard to gain valuable knowledge beginning with his admission into college. As a first generation college student, Gary Kapanowski had to fight harder than most to have success in his undergraduate college program at University of Michigan. He graduated with high scores, which allowed him to continue his education in graduate school at Michigan State University. Gary Kapanowski’s hard work paid off, and he was accepted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an exclusive organization that is only available to the top 20% achieving students. By achieving such a high level of academic success, Gary Kapanowski was already on his way to a successful business career, but he kept pushing to gain additional credentials, later he would receive certificates in Lean Six Sigma in both Green and Black belts.

Gary Kapanowski

Gary Kapanowski

Gary Kapanowski received his first Lean Six Sigma certification from Lawrence Technical University for Basic Lean Manufacturing, Lean Office, Lean Problem Solving Tools, and Statistical Process Control in 2012. After additional study, Gary Kapanowski was certified in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt in 2013. Gary Kapanowski also took the time to study for a Project Management Professional certification.

Hard work and continuing education is extremely important to Gary Kapanowski. He believes in keeping skills current and relevant. In addition to focusing on his own abilities, he takes time out to help others as a tutor. Acting as a tutor to adult students, he develops lesson plans for adults to improve their reading, math, writing, and English language skills.

Gary Kapanowski: Teaches Lean Six Sigma

Once Gary Kapanowski received his certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Lawrence Technical University, he saw increased profit and customer satisfaction in his business endeavors. After employing Lean Six Sigma in his own business process, Gary Kapanowski decided to train other business professionals and teach them how to reduce waste and increase profits while also growing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Since 2012, Gary Kapanowski has taught the Lean Six Sigma business process at both the Green and Black belt levels. Lean Six Sigma can eliminate eight kinds of waste, including: Defects, Overproduction, Waiting, Non-Utilized Talent, Transportation, Inventory, Motion, and Extra-Processing. Significant savings and profit boosting is essential for long-term success and Gary Kapanowski believes in sharing and teaching this critical business strategy.

Gary Kapanowski

     Gary Kapanowski

As a lecturer at Lawrence Technical University’s Professional Development Center, Gary Kapanowski is able to impact the business decisions and processes of hundreds of up and coming professionals in the area. As both a business professional and teacher, Gary Kapanowski works hard to mentor young businessmen in effective and efficient business strategy. A corporate trainer with plenty of experience talking before large and small audiences, Gary Kapanowski offers specific training in areas such as: effective and efficient presentations, Microsoft Office, Benchmarking and Balance Score Card, policy and procedure and work paper referencing update, mentoring team members for organizations, and growth opportunities.

Gary Kapanowski believes strongly in the success of Lean Six Sigma, but believes equally in the abilities of others. He keeps his skills fresh and encourages continued education and leadership opportunities in the students he routinely teaches or the audiences to whom he lectures.

Gary Kapanowski: Basics of Lean Six Sigma

Gary Kapanowski is certified in Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt Lean Six Sigma. Gary Kapanowski completed his Lean Process Improvement certification from St. Clair County Community College in 2012. The certification verified his knowledge in basic manufacturing, office, problem solving tools, and statistical process control. In 2012, Gary Kapanowski received a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Lawrence Technology University. In 2013, he received the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt.

Gary Kapanowski

Gary Kapanowski

Lean Six Sigma is a business management concept that works to increase customer satisfaction while also eliminating waste and growing profit. Lean Six Sigma combines the previous models of Lean business process and Six Sigma management for the most effective managerial process. Gary Kapanowski notes that Lean Six Sigma is based on an approach to eliminate eight kinds of waste, including: Defects, Overproduction, Waiting, Non-Utilized Talent, Transportation, Inventory, Motion, and Extra-Processing. Gary Kapanowski believes that Lean Six Sigma is most effective for maximizing business success because of the data-driven approach the process takes. This focus on statistical data, customer needs, and expert knowledge of business process makes Lean Six Sigma an efficient model for business management.

Lean Six Sigma is extremely useful and Gary Kapanowski can point to multiple Master Black Belt case studies that show direct and indirect benefits for companies. From new shipping processes to scrap projects, companies utilizing Lean Six Sigma have the potential to save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Gary Kapanowski highly encourages companies looking to eliminate waste and boost profit potential to reach out to him or others certified in Lean Six Sigma for immediate and long-term benefits.

Gary Kapanowski: Michigan Car Shows

Gary Kapanowski is a Lean Six Sigma expert and teacher as well as business professional. His Lean Six Sigma Certification indicates his knowledge and ability to eliminate waste from manufacturing and office environments. Gary Kapanowski not only grows business profitability by eliminating waste, he developed a Balance Scorecard for Institute of Management chapters after an individual meeting with Dr. Robert Kaplan, the inventor of the Balance Scorecard.

Gary Kapanowski

Gary Kapanowski

When he is not working hard to bring information and effective business strategies to the professional community, he is also an avid car enthusiast. He is especially fond of Michigan car shows, where his love for car and his passion for his community can come together in a single event. This is evedent by his membership with the Eastern Michigan Camaro Club. His 2013 Hot Wheels Special Edition Convertible Camaro is the latest entrant for this participation. Gary Kapanowski enjoys seeing exotic sports cars, renovated classic cars, and custom cars at car shows. He is most impressed by sports cars because they require not only outer appearance customization, but also internal engine work and skilled mechanical work. By combining both the aesthetic and the technical, custom sports cars require the most effort on the part of the car owner to develop a vehicle that will stand out at a car show. Gary Kapanowski attends car shows around Michigan as a way to participate in local community building.

Cars hold a special significance in Michigan, because the region was built by the historic automotive industry. Many of the automotive manufacturers may have left southeastern Michigan, but manufacturing hasn’t disappeared entirely. Gary Kapanowski looks forward to his new position at Moeller Manufacturing in Wixom, MI.