John Ryan

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John, BE, is one of Ireland’s leading experts in Lean Six Sigma, having trained over 250 Black Belts and hundreds of Green Belts across all industry sectors. A Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and ASQ certified Black Belt with over 12 years’ experience , John is chair of the Irish Six Sigma Network hosted by SQT, a network of continuous improvement experts from all over Ireland which has met quarterly since 2004. With a background in Quality from the automotive industry, John has over 20 years’ experience working at senior management and VP level within various multinationals in the US, before returning to Ireland in 2001.

As a Lean Six Sigma consultant John is contracted with a number of large multinational organisations to provide global programme and project support as well as with several smaller Irish companies to support their Lean Six Sigma deployments. John is Managing Director of ASST Ltd. whose primary role is the delivery of training on behalf of SQT but in addition, the tutors also provide a broad range of Lean Six Sigma support services such as project mentoring, programme support, analytical services and coaching. This ensures that as trainers they have their finger on the pulse of what is happening in Industry which they bring to each and every Lean Six Sigma Training Programme.

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My philosophy as regards training LSS practitioners is that capability is developed, not delivered. For me the training is just the start of our journey together

- John Ryan

Student Testimonials

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Most useful course I have taken!

– John Quinlivan, Senior Executive Officer, South Dublin County Council

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Having decided that I wanted to complete Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training, there was really only one choice of trainer for me. The choice of SQT was natural, due to my previous experience of working with them for Green Belt projects, as well as their professionalism, courtesy and excellence of materials. The tutors are experts and the student is fully supported regardless of the sector they work in. I can recommend SQT for delivering an excellent Black Belt course and a positive student experience.

– Seán Paul Teeling, Lean Six Sigma Manager, Mater Hospital

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Good encouragement of the team to engage on the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme.  John Ryan was very approachable, knowledgable and engaging.  All round good atmosphere for learning.

– Robert McCormack, Enterprise Excellence Director, Ipsen Manufacturing

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Outside of Lean Six Sigma John’s hobbies include running, where the annual goal is to complete the Great Limerick Run half marathon in under 2 hours and tennis with his club Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club.

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