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Bob Cannon

Principal Consultant


Email: bcannon@omep.org

Bob is an adept problem solver, experienced in leadership roles of manufacturing, engineering and maintenance organizations. He has worked in lean manufacturing implementation and leadership for 15 years, as well as 20 years with P&L responsibility, including budget development, execution, and analysis.

As a Senior Consultant at OMEP, Bob delivers results by connecting manufacturing professionals to continuous improvement solutions. Before OMEP, he worked at Leupold and Stevens as a Senior Manager in Manufacturing Operations for 3 years. During this time he drove improvement to labor efficiencies of over 15% within his first year.

He started his career in roles as Director of Food and Beverage and Restaurant Management, building up his expertise in continuous improvement, operational management, and personnel management as he moved to Senior Operations Manager at Merix Corporation. Bob was a key driver in Merix’ implementation of lean manufacturing, resulting in a complete cultural shift of this large organization, as well as significant improvement of KPI’s, including a 60% reduction in factory lead time and 5% increase in yield.


Past Relevant Experience

  • Senior Manager, Manufacturing Operations, Leupold and Stevens
  • Senior Operations Manager / Value Stream Manager, Merix Corp.
  • Director of Food and Beverage, Persimmon Country Club

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