Five SSOE Employees Earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 11, 2011 – SSOE Group (, an international engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm announced today that five employees have earned their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications. Doyle Cotton, PE; Robert Kurczewski; Dennis Longeway; Heather McCormick; and Cassandra Thompson all participated in the certification training which included 40 hours of direct instructor training followed by a successfully executed certification project.

Gordon MacDonald, PE, SSOE’s Vice President and Director of Quality Systems said “This graduation marks a key milestone in SSOE’s continued initiative to build its Lean Six Sigma infrastructure. This program is taking place in parallel with the design and rollout of an enhanced Knowledge Management system. Together, these initiatives give SSOE the skill sets and tools needed to embark on an aggressive program of process improvement which were both designed to increase efficiencies, reduce internal costs, and pass subsequent savings on to our clients.”

Six Sigma training teaches a rigorous application of practical, proven quality management principles that provide the tools, techniques, resources, culture, and business focus needed to maximize customer value. This is done by delivering outstanding quality consistently and by dramatically reducing operational costs through the elimination of waste and inefficiencies.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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