Bill Ruth

Bill is a Director at Myrtle Consulting Group. He has more than 30 years of experience as a leader and team builder in operations and engineering. He excels at identifying opportunities and implementing lean manufacturing processes, as well as maintenance and reliability improvements. He has in-depth experience in operations planning — staffing, work measurement, load planning and optimization, and workload balancing — and significant program management experience that achieves sustainable improvements and results.

Bill received his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Salem State University. Following a long career at UPS in operations and engineering, Bill led many successful consulting programs in a variety of industries that include Food and Beverage, Life Sciences, Chemicals, Vehicle Assembly and others.   Read more…

Brian Penn

Brian Penn is a Director with the Myrtle Consulting Group, focused on Operations and Learning & Development. With more than 15 years of professional consulting experience, he has expertise in analysis, design and implementation of improved processes, organizational design and integrated management systems. He has managed and executed complex, transformational programs accounting for more than $100 million in cost and revenue improvements. In a previous leadership position, Brian successfully developed and facilitated training curriculum and programs for hundreds of consultants. He also has experience implementing operations excellence in a variety of industries, including Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Chemicals.

Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, Brian started his career as a Production Supervisor.   Read more…

Chris Gregory

Chris Gregory is a Director at Myrtle Consulting Group. He has more than 18 years experience in leading strategic initiatives for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Chris has spent a large portion of his consulting career in the Oil and Gas, Mining, Consumer Products and Private Equity industries.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College in new Wilmington, Pa., and spent more than 10 years in operations with Sears and Roebuck where he was exposed to great “shop floor” leaders. Chris has worked as a project manager and operations leader in numerous consulting roles. Strong program management skills have helped Chris deliver more than $200 million in sustainable benefits for his clients. His functional expertise resides in asset optimization, asset care, and leadership development. He also has experience in process improvement, lean manufacturing, management consulting and operational excellence, among others.   Read more…

Don Davide

Don is a Business Development Executive at Myrtle Consulting Group. With more than 25 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry, he brings a unique background comprised of leadership roles across Marketing, Strategy, New Product, Development, Sales, Operations Planning and C-Level General Management roles. Enterprise value creation is Don’s passion and his ability to create a vision, establish strategies, and lead cross-functional teams through execution has enabled him to deliver six consecutive turnarounds at Kraft Foods, The Hain Celestial Group and a PE owned Portfolio Company – Victoria Fine Foods.

Don began his career in Sales at Nielsen Marketing Research, enabling him to develop relationships with senior executives at top tier Food and Beverage companies. He was recruited by Kraft Foods and developed a unique set of experiences in strategic planning, P&L management, new product development, brand management, and sales.   Read more…

Gamaliel Cintron

Gamaliel Cintrón is a Director with Myrtle Consulting Group. A driven and experienced operations executive, he has been successfully delivering operational and financial results to clients for more than 17 years. Because of Gamaliel’s attention to detail and focus on results, he is known for his expertise in change management and his operational excellence in the execution of his programs.

Gamaliel earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Prior to his work as a consultant, Gamaliel worked in the Financial Services sector, as well as the public sector. Since starting his consulting career, Gamaliel has successfully engaged clients at all levels – from shop floor employees to C-level and Executive Board members. He has expertly managed programs and accounts, from single site to large multi-site engagements, across multiple geographies.
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Gina Howard

Gina Howard is a Business Development Executive and oversees the Supplier Diversity initiative at Myrtle Consulting Group. She has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise business development, consulting analytics, and overall business management. Her expertise in enterprise sales solutions and supplier diversity best practices span many vertical markets including: Food & Beverage, Automotive, Energy, Government, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, and Retail. Her reputation in vetting, grooming, and building diverse businesses is highly regarded.

Gina is well versed in identifying business infrastructure gaps and challenges, working with an organizations key management to close gaps, and position the organization to best meet risk mitigation requirements for operational scaling, and revenue growth. Her efforts have resulted in several multimillion dollar contracts for the Clients she represents.  Read more…

Javier Lojo

Javier is a Business Development Executive at Myrtle Consulting group. He has more than 25 years of experience consulting with nearly 50 clients in various sectors, including: Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, FMCG, Automotive, Chemicals, Minerals & Mining, Procurement, Logistics, and Port Operations. He has an ample track record in driving operational and financial results by taking organizations through the process of Scoping, Analysis, and Implementation.

Javier has an International Baccalaureate from the American Community School in the United Kingdom, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Buckingham. Throughout his career, Javier’s main goal has always been to achieve sustainability of improved results by ensuring behavioral change within all levels of the organization with a top down and bottom up approach. Read more…

Jayan Devassy

Jayan is a Director at Myrtle Consulting Group. He is a versatile, solutions-oriented Marketing and Sales leader with a strong background in Supply Chain and Operations. He has experience leveraging hands-on leadership style and well-rounded insight to deliver innovative, impactful business solutions. He is a recognized change agent with demonstrated success aligning corporate vision and tactical strategies. He has the proven ability to deliver top line growth and bottom line savings through a proactive approach to sales, marketing and operational process improvement.

Jayan earned his MBA from JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and his Bachelors of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He started his career in the automotive industry holding various positions in Toyota and GM before moving into operations consulting. Throughout his career he has led many successful engagements.   Read more…

Jonathan Leahey

Jonathan Leahey is an Business Development Executive for Myrtle Consulting Group. His experience includes leading large-scale sustainable deployment work with numerous Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He also has experience implementing operations excellence in a variety of industries that include Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Chemicals.

Jon graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Political Science from Washburn University. Jon continued his studies at The University of Iowa, College of Law where he earned a J.D. Yet, he has been a “recovering attorney” for nearly 20 years as his continuous improvement career began in the ’90s. Jon was involved in the Six Sigma movement at its inception at GE where he led a multitude of projects for GE Capital and was involved in the larger operating businesses in a broad array of initiatives. A member of the American Society for Quality, Jon has spoken and presented papers on various topics.   Read more…

Lotfi Maroizy

Lotfi is a Director with Myrtle Consulting Group. He leads alongside other Directors and Project Managers all implementation projects and programs within North America. Throughout his management consulting career, Lotfi has led and worked closely with leaders at all levels of the organization in North America on the development, execution, and management of more than 25 engagements ranging from process design, performance improvement projects, maintenance & reliability programs, cost reduction initiatives, revenue enhancement, corporate restructuring, M&A and due diligence, planning and integration driving significant financial benefits within organizations in the Food & Beverages, Consumer Packaged Goods, Chemicals, Mining, Energy, and Life Sciences industries.

Lotfi earned his MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and his Bachelor of finance from EDHEC School of Management in Casablanca, Morocco.   Read more…

Melvin Bosso

Melvin Bosso is a Director at Myrtle Consulting Group. Accomplished and versatile, he has a proven track record in cost management discipline, network optimization, root cause analysis methodology, and excellence programs. He also is an expert in developing processes and management systems that favor cooperation and focus on strategic company objectives. Melvin studied Engineering Geology at the University of Technology of Delft in the Netherlands.

Melvin joined Myrtle Consulting Group after leading Plant Operations at CHEP Canada for three years. While at CHEP, he led the company in a complete transformation of the network. Costs went down by 10 percent, production output grew 60 percent and safety incidents went down by 80 percent while he was in his role. Prior to leading CHEP’s operations, Melvin spent nearly eight years with Labatt in diverse leadership roles.   Read more…

Paul Springer

Paul is a Principal at Myrtle Consulting Group. He is a highly experienced Consultant who has operated at Director, Vice President and Principal levels in Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, South Africa and the United States.

Paul has strong industry experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Metals and Mining, Energy, Construction, High Tech and Process and Discrete Manufacturing. During 60-plus client engagements over the past 10 years, he has analyzed, created, managed and executed complex transformational programs for more than 30 Fortune 1000 companies valued at more than $250 million in cost and revenue improvements. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation, he served five years as an officer in the United States Army. Upon transitioning to industry, Paul joined Texas Instrument’s Missile Systems Business.   Read more…