Robert D. Skillman, Principal Lean Six Sigma Facilitator
Kent State training and certification facilitator, Robert Skillman is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Lean Master Sensei who has been training and certifying Black Belts in Six Sigma and Lean methods since 1997. Skillman received his Lean Master certification from the Shingijutsu Limited Group, the founders of the Toyota Production System. Skillman is an engineer with 35 years of experience. He is also currently a Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor and RAB Certified. His background includes extensive experience in automotive, aerospace, nuclear and service industries. Skillman has held quality, Master Black Belt and metallurgical engineering positions with TRW, RB&W, Cleveland Container and SPS Technologies. Skillman facilitates Kent State’s public offerings of the Lean Six Sigma Certifications, as well as many of the contracted Lean Six Sigma training and certifications.