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Valogi Suhinin – Senior Lean Consultant – Adelaide
TXM is pleased to welcome Valogi Suhinin to our team as a Senior Lean Consultant, based in Adelaide, South Australia. Valogi has had an outstanding international career in Quality and Lean. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Management, Valogi has successfully lead Lean and quality transformations in the Automotive and Rail industries across Australia, Asia, the USA and Russia.
Valogi started his career in a quality engineering role at Texas Instruments before moving in to the Automotive industry with Britax Rainsfords. In his 12 years with Britax (later Schefenacker), Valogi had a range of senior roles in Australia and the US encompassing quality and continuous improvement. Valogi then joined TI Automotive as their Asia Pacific Director of Lean and Quality. In this role Valogi lead a regional team of over 200 and was responsible for the deployment of Lean across the Asia Pacific region in this major Automotive components manufacturer. Valogi successfully driving defects from 235ppm to 3ppm and delivering millions of dollars of cost savings. In the process he successfully mentored excellent Lean practitioners across TI Automotive.
Valogi then got the opportunity to join an Alstom/Transmash joint venture to build new railway locomotives in Russia as Quality Director. In this role Valogi dramatically improved quality performance and deployed Lean across five large heavy engineering operations. After five years in Russia, Valogi has now returned to Australia to join TXM as our first Lean Consultant based in Adelaide.
Valogi has a broad lean knowledge and is particularly skilled in applying lean in complex manufacturing as well as use of advanced Lean problem solving techniques to improve quality. Valogi’s senior leadership experience has also given him considerable insight in to effective leadership of a business wide Lean Transformation. Valogi is fluent in Russian and Mandarin Chinese as well as English.
Valogi will be supporting TXM with our growing customer base in South Australia as well as working on major projects across Australia and the Asia Pacific.