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Jason Kilgore

Director of Process Innovation at Riverside Health System

Norfolk, Virginia Area
Hospital & Health Care
  1. Continental Automotive Systems,
  2. Siemens Automotive Corporation
  1. Old Dominion University
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Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University

Mechanical Engineering

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Lead teams to achieve financial or quality improvement objectives. Identify cost-savings and risk-mitigation opportunities. Streamline burdensome processes utilizing industry recognized methodologies such as FMEA, PDCA, Project Management, Lean and Six Sigma. Conduct root cause analysis. Design and implement error-proofing and rework prevention strategies.


Director of Process Innovation

Riverside Health System
– Present (6 years 2 months)

Improve processes for the 8,000 employee, Peninsula-based health system. Utilize various process improvement models such as Lean, Six Sigma, PDCA, and APDIS (Riverside's PI Model). Projects include well-balanced assignments related to financial objectives, quality, and employee satisfaction. (including previous role as Manager)

Operations Manager

Continental Automotive Systems
(2 years 3 months)

Managed fuel injector manufacturing engineering and operations departments with emphasis on first pass yields, quality, and productivity improvements
Interfaced with union leadership on wide variety of topics and issues
Utilized lean manufacturing principles to reduce inventory, labor costs, and defects

Project / Program Manager

Siemens Automotive Corporation
(1 year 7 months)

Responsible for fuel injector product line (life cycle management) including customer integration, change management, and P&L

Six Sigma Blackbelt

Siemens Automotive Corporation
(2 years 2 months)

Led quality, capacity, and yield improvement projects utilizing lean and six sigma principles. Completed extensive six sigma training and achieved 90%+ on each of 4 exhaustive six sigma examinations.

Product / Project Engineer

Siemens Automotive Corporation
(6 years 9 months)

Designed, developed, and integrated automotive fuel components. Worked closely with major OEM's to bring to market new fuel delivery strategies for fuel injected engines.


  • Process Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Automotive
  • Finance
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Program Management
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • FMEA
  • Operational Excellence
  • Business Process...
  • Kaizen
  • Operations Management
  • Team Building
  • Data Analysis
  • Business Analysis
  • Performance Improvement
  • Quality Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Strategy
  • Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • TQM
  • Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training
  • Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing...
  • Procurement
  • Black Belt
  • Team Leadership
  • Quality System
  • Materials Management
  • Project Planning
  • Purchasing
  • 5S
  • SPC
  • MS Project
  • Kanban
  • Toyota Production System
  • Manufacturing...
  • Green Belt
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Regent University

MBA, Finance

University of Michigan

Professional Certificate, Lean Systems

Breakthrough Management Group (now BMGI)

Six Sigma Black Belt

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