John Barrett is the Chief Operating Officer of Oribi Manufacturing. He leads the overall operational activities at Oribi and is currently implementing lean operating practices throughout the Oribi facility in Denver.
John has extensive experience with successfully implementing lean and continuous improvement programs in manufacturing facilities of all sizes that have resulted in greater than 100% improvements in operating results. He enjoys accomplishing this by teaching and developing strong leaders to build effective operational teams.
John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 and holds master’s degrees in both Manufacturing and Operations Management from Kettering University. He has earned multiple professional certifications in lean operations, project management and quality processes throughout his career in operations. Companies where John has successfully implemented continuous improvement processes include Johnson & Johnson, Textron and Mitsubishi.
John spent 10 years as a leader in the U.S. Army and deployed to Operation Desert Storm as the Executive Officer of a Patriot Missile Maintenance Company while on Active Duty in 1991.