McKay Womack, MBA
McKay's Initial Goals as a TechHelp Specialist
What McKay Womack brings to TechHelp
McKay is an Idaho native who grew up in a rural area near Rigby called Labelle. His family owned a small manufacturing business where he cut his teeth in both manufacturing and business. Working there instilled in McKay an initial dislike of all things manufacturing. Reading the book “The Machine That Changed The World”, by James Womack changed his world forever. From that point on McKay became a most passionate student and, eventually, missionary of LEAN. He consumed every LEAN book and implemented it in the family company. McKay continues to internalize any LEAN materials possible.
After several years as Operations Manager at the family company, McKay took a contract position as Manufacturing Training Coordinator at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) where he became personally acquainted with over 100+ manufacturing companies in a variety of industries. While working as a Manufacturing Liason for CSI, he was tasked to implement a cutting edge manufacturing technology program. He created and orchestrated modular training programs in topics spanning Safety, Quality, Production, Maintenance, and Logistics.
McKay later moved on to a position with the Bengal Solutions consulting group at Idaho State University where he had the opportunity to work with various companies in marketing, technology transfer, startup analysis, financial analysis, feasibility studies, and of course process improvement.
McKay has discovered that people are the single most important element to any change initiative. No collection of techniques or tools alone will ever suffice in the effort to become truly LEAN. McKay loves to work with leaders who value continuous improvement as much as every single employee’s contribution to the company. These are the leaders who see the fruits of their labors in implementing LEAN in their respective companies.
Six Sigma DMAIC process
Financial Project Analysis
BS, HRTD - Idaho State University
MBA, Idaho State University (2012)
LEAN Implementation Certification - TechHelp
LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt, The Ohio State University
George S. May Financial Management