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September Joint Meeting

(Note Location Change)

DATE:  Monday, September 10, 2018 

 TOPIC:            “Operational Excellence: Zero to Sixty in Six Months or Less

SPEAKER:       Chris DiMascio, Principal, OpX Partners           

LOCATION:     Golden Oaks Golf Club, 10 Stonehedge Dr, Fleetwood, PA

AGENDA:         5:30 – 6:10pm      Registration/Networking

                             6:10 – 6:15pm      Welcome, Chapter Announcements

                             6:15 – 7:15pm      Dinner

                             7:30 – 8:30pm      Presentation

PRICE:                       $15/person

Buffet includes:    Chicken Francese, Sliced Roast Beef, Broiled Haddock, etc.


ABOUT OUR SEPTEMBER TOPIC: Operational Excellence

Changing a comfortable-but-aging manufacturing system is similar to changing a comfortable-but-aging automobile: There is procrastination and often denial. “Why would I trade in my car now? It runs like a charm. I can get another 100,000 miles out of this gem!”

Eventually there comes a time when the cost of repair is too great; reality forces us to look seriously at the practical benefits of an upgrade.  In manufacturing entities, thoughts of change occur when profits begin to shrink due to rising labor costs, swelling inventory, mounting scrap, creeping utility costs … the list is long.

Those with foresight recognize when it’s strategically time to trade in that familiar old car—or that familiar operating system—and derive benefit from new options, better quality, and higher performance.

Would you welcome the opportunity to build a stronger collaborative environment and elevate your business for optimal performance? Would you accept the challenge of propelling your business to its operational peak?

If you and your business are ready for a fresh perspective, ready to entertain the idea of assessment and the possibilities you might discover, consider the value of an Operational Excellence program.


Chris has over 30 years of experience in engineering and operations across multiple industries.

Prior to launching OpX Partners in 2017, Chris was Global Operations Director of the Process Technologies Division of Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 50 global materials and technology company, where he was responsible for 9 manufacturing sites and 1100 employees worldwide. From 2011–2015, he served as Corporate Operational Excellence Director for Johnson Matthey, where he developed and launched a highly successful global Operational Excellence program that standardized key operational efficiency programs across all divisions of the company. This program remains a staple in Johnson Matthey’s current manufacturing footprint and has since its inception delivered significant improvement in profitability and engagement.

Chris’ expertise in Operational Excellence is borne from years of hands-on practical experience in manufacturing, success in implementing operational excellence programs across multiple enterprises, and a demonstrated ability to design and deliver corporate programs tailored to an entity’s unique needs.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Penn State University.