Richard (Rick) Baker is a recognized “Award Winning Business & Operational Excellence Expert” with 40 years of experience in the implementation of world-class leadership and techniques across various industries including Aerospace, Energy, Industrial, Construction, Equipment, Food, and Wood Products.
Areas of expertise include: Business Processes, Manufacturing & Production, Fabrication, Merger & Acquisition – Integration & Transitions, Lean Enterprise & Kata, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, Distribution and Domestic/International Logistics, Quality Management Systems (AS-9100, ISO:9000, NADCAP, IS0/IEC 17025 ), Executive Coaching, New Product Development, and Strategic Planning.
- Recognized in Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) as one of the best in World Class Methodologies.
- Recognized in Redmond Business Chamber of Commerce Journal on Operational Excellence.
- Recognized by AEA, IEEE, Florida Atlantic University, Sundstrand Today, Honeywell News, and SME various articles.
Rick has an extensive depth and experience with Business Processes managing OEM/ODM suppliers in Asia, Europe, Mexico, as well as Canada and the USA and responsible for national and international sites.
Self – President & Owner – RC Baker & Associates, LLC
President & CEO, Owner -Metaltest, Inc
President & CEO, Owner – Materials Test Lab (MTL)
Prior Positions Held
Vice President, Engineering & Operations – Precor
President & CEO, Cavan
Director of Operations, Quality, and Productivity – Honeywell
Years of Experience
MTI, NADCAP, AEA, ASQC, APIC, SME, IEEE, Chamber of Commerce – Breakfast & Dinner Speaker
Junior Achievement Business Consultant
Little League Board Member & Coach
President, Kirkland Baseball
Church Board Member
Church Youth Speaker
Bachelor of Science – University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts – University of Washington