Brian Stephenson has built a career in Injection Molding lasting nearly 22 years starting out as a Machine Operator. Brian has molded products for a range of industries from Automotive to Agricultural, as well as consumer and proprietary products. Brian has experience in almost every aspect of molding including processing, tooling, materials, and product flow. He has worked on many new product launches and revisions, working directly with OEM’s and toolmakers, both foreign and domestic. He is a proven troubleshooter with the ability to make fast, yet logical decisions while remaining dynamic to find even better solutions while maintaining progress. Brian is a strong Leader with over 20 years of experience implementing and maintaining sustainable processes using a range of methods such as 5S, Lean, Six Sigma, and Value Stream Mapping. Brian believes that continual improvement is the key to success and growth in manufacturing and is best obtained by involving a range of personnel providing input and implementing change. Mostly, he enjoys engaging his Team to empower them to do their best and develop a stronger workforce.
When he is not working, he spends most of his time with his wife Dianne of 27 years and their five adult children as well as 3 grandchildren. Brian and Dianne enjoy hiking, swimming, camping, and exploring nature; and finding some great eating spots along the way. Brian also enjoys sports and is a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs; otherwise, it’s all Chicago teams: Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and yes, he still has some love for those Bears.