John R. Potter

Work Experience

  • Quality Control Specialist II / Master Black Belt – Forum Energy Technologies (2018 – Current)

    Hired as Quallity I, within nine months was promoted to Quality II and received my Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Planned and led process improvement projects while supporting Lean Six Sigma deployments in various business functions, including service management, change management, procurement, material certification, and client services for all our clients in the oil industry. Improved processes in my position that saved the company an estimated $130k annually in search and retrieval functions. Standardized on boarding for new hires with black belt project I oversaw saving 400+ hours in deviation annually on a single component. Process is now being mapped to other areas in the organization as a springboard and estimated savings will easily top 275K in the first year of implementation.

  • Operations Manager / Six Sigma Green Belt  – DDAUDIO (2013 – 2015)

    Oversaw direct management of 35+ employees including hiring, firing and training. The processes and procedures I implemented reshaped their manufacturing process resulting in a 50% increase in throughput combined with increasing employee morale. I also served as a lead developer and assisted with implementing several improvements to tracking processes along with implementing a warehouse management platform of my own design. It was during my tenure at Resonance (DDAudio). Obtained my Six Sigma Green Belt and utilized tools of DMAIC to assist with the manufacturing processes I oversaw.

  • Project Manager / Six Sigma White / Yellow Belt – VRAZER (2012 – 2014)

    Worked as lead developer and was promoted to project manager within six months. Inherited 17 projects upon accepting project manager role that were behind schedule and cleared the schedule and charters within 90 days of acceptance. Assisted with implementing a ticket management system and project management suite. Oversaw a team of 10 developers both domestic and foreign. Obtained my Six Sigma White and Yellow belts while working for VRAZER and focused on my career advancement in project management.

  • Project Manager / Web Developer – Choctaw Nation (2010 – 2012)

    In this role I was chiefly responsible for all web app prototypes for a major Native American health care facility. I would act as liaison between the IT department and other branches in the health sector. All apps were pitched and prototyped by myself and a team of two developers. The team even worked on an android and ios version of my app concepts.

  • Graphic Designer Web Developer – Traditions Spirits (2009-2011)

    This was my first position post graduate. I solely designed the company website, did all logo designs for various restaurant ventures the organization was involved with. Produced a full drink menu and appetizer menu similar to what you find at Chilis on my own doing the photography, layout, and pricing on printing the final design. Also produced several billboards (featuring the Oklahoma Heisman winners) doing the photography, layout and editing.

Skills

– Computer Skills: Proficient in Windows and Apple applications, Excel, Word, MiniTab

– Programming Skills: R, Python, PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Arduino, WordPress

– Problem Solving Skills: Six Sigma Master Blackbelt

– Management Skills: Operations Management, Team Leadership, Six Sigma Team Development, Human Relations

Education

BS, Mass Communications (Advertising / Public Relations) – East Central University, Ada Ok.

Aveta Business School / Certified Six Sigma White / Yellow Belt

Aveta Business School / Certified Six Sigma Green / Black Belt

Expert Rating / Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt