Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0603 – Brian Holmes – KBHC

Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0603 – Brian Holmes – KBHC

F. Brian Holmes, A.Sc.T.(Ret), CMfgE, FSME 

VP / GM at Columbia Plastics Ltd.
He is a graduate of BCIT and has spent his career in custom manufacturing serving industries such as electronics, aerospace, agriculture and medical devices.
six-sigma black belt and lean manufacturing methodology implementation. CMfgE

New technologies including the molding of wood waste products, CAD/CAM, Process Simulation, robotics, metal injection molding, sintering, cast molds for plastic injection molding, and custom real time production monitoring. He also oversaw the implementation of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 compliant quality management systems.

His experience with the company includes sales, production, operations, quality and general management. His emphasis is on a culture of continuous learning for everyone in the company. 

SME president and chair of the board in 2007.

3 years on the board of the SME Education Foundation.

2012 Class of Fellows of SME for technical and leadership achievements.

Since semi-retiring in 2019 he has been consulting with manufacturers at a strategic level to improve their processes and profitability.

He is currently a Certified Manufacturing Master and a service delivery partner with Tandem Innovation Group.


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