Testimonials2016-11-19T00:28:12+00:00

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As Apogee embarked upon the Six Sigma/Lean trail, Air Academy became our partner in every sense. Communication was open; we and Air Academy challenged each other to make the journey as productive and efficient as possible. As a small cap public company with limited resources, we elected to continue to have Air Academy provide the educational key to our training and eventual cultural change beyond the initial training phase. I was never disappointed. Instructors were excellent and always open to continuous improvement. Air Academy was always “there” for us. Our people called when they had questions and needed help, and Air Academy’s people always answered. The return on our investment has always been measured against all costs, outside and inside and it is one of the highest returns in our company. I would recommend them to anyone but our competition!
Ross Huffer, Apogee Enterprises, Inc
In my over 20 years of experience, I have had many courses, seminars, or training on ‘how to do it better’. Most, would be training only, and application to actual daily work would never be applied. How many times has this happened to others? As a Quality Engineering Manager in PWB and box assembly for mostly military hardware, I was provided the opportunity to attend an accelerated Six Sigma Black Belt course given by Air Academy. I thought this would be training like all the rest, I was very wrong. I found the instructor to be very interesting and captive with what could be thought of as dry data. He did not read from a power point, did not teach strictly from a book, but provided information that got me excited about making a difference in our operation which ultimately improved the bottom line. I was not trained only, but was given the opportunity to certify, which verified I understood the training. Now, years later,as a Site Director with Jabil After Market Services, I have had the opportunity to bring Air Academy in to work with us in Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt training. I brought folks in from all over our region and some globally. Comments back after training were like those I had, ‘best training I have ever experienced.’ Training was provided for Black Belts and for Champions that would drive projects. I like to think we are not really trained, but are now educated in the Lean six sigma ways. We have realized savings and improved many aspects of our operations in part to the education provided by Air Academy.
Howard Moore, Jabil After Market Services
Bose Corporation has been on our Lean Enterprise journey for over nine years. Air Academy Associates has been our training partner during this time and supported the initial training of our Executive leadership Team and coaching Bose Black Belts on the companies first two Corporate wide projects. These two projects, one manufacturing yield improvement related and one Sales and Marketing transactional project, launched Bose on their Lean Enterprise journey. Today, our Lean Six Sigma improvement programs impact all Bose organizations worldwide including Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing, Product Development, Research and Corporate organizations including: HR, IS, Finance and Legal. Air Academy Associate’s partnership and coaching over the years, as we have expanded Lean Six Sigma into our transactional core business processes, has been instrumental in our successful deployment of Lean Six Sigma and fostering a Lean Enterprise culture at Bose Corporation.
Jeffrey Hastie, Bose Corporation
Thank you for your very professional and prompt response. I went to look for answers to my own Air Academy’s Lean Six Sigma program is a complete package that includes comprehensive training, mentoring and a full complement of excellent process improvement tools that must be the basis for any Lean Six Sigma implementation. Their qualified trainers and dedicated mentors provide a solid foundation from which to build a sustainable improvement program. The tools are practical and yet scalable for the simple as well as the highly complex problems. Finally, it was their commitment to our success that helped us achieve our targets. Great program!
Kenneth C. Lendrum, GlaxoSmithKline
Air Academy Associates’ timeliness of performance is outstanding. They provided all requested support on time. They were proactive in setting up status meetings and managing control documents to assure deliverables were delivered on time and as specified. Additionally, they worked diligently with VAAA to customize implementation plans, training materials, test questions, certification processes, coaching schedules and evaluation processes to align with VAAA unique processes and requirements. The VAAA Lean Six Sigma implementation is a blended training approach, utilizing agency available online learning modules supplemented by Air Academy Associates classroom instruction and structured project coaching. Air Academy Associates continues to work with the VAAA organization to strengthen our process improvement capability. They recently provided a comprehensive assessment of how we might improve our deployment and is always available to offer assistance and support, as needed. They also worked with our organization to structure a structured pilot class with alternative statistical software solutions. This evaluation additionally assisted our organization identify the most effective software solution for Lean Six Sigma Green Belts.
Melvin Humphrey, VA Acquisition Academy
In my over 20 years of electronic manufacturing, I have had many courses, seminars, or training on how to do it better. Most, would be training only, and application to actual daily work would never be applied. How many times has this happened to others? As a Quality Engineering Manager in PWB and box assembly for mostly military hardware, I was provided the opportunity to attend an accelerated Six Sigma Black Belt course given by Air Academy. I thought this would be training like all the rest, I was very wrong. I found the instructor to be very interesting and captive with what could be thought of as dry data. He did not read from a power point, did not teach strictly from a book, but provided information that got me excited about making a difference in our operation which ultimately improved the bottom line. I was not trained only, but was given the opportunity to certify, which verified I understood the training. Now, years later as a Site Director, I have had the opportunity to bring Air Academy in to work with us in Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt training. I brought folks in from all over our region and some globally. Comments back after training were like those I had, “best training I have ever experienced”. Training was provided for Black Belts and for Champions that would drive projects. I like to think we are not really trained, but are now educated in the Lean six sigma ways. We have realized savings and improved many aspects of our operations in part to the education provided by Air Academy.
Since I use Excel or other Excel add-ins for most of the statistics I currently perform, I was skeptical at first about the SPC XL macros. Throughout the training week, I became more and more impressed with the SPC XL macros and I know that I will use them.
Biostatistician
The KISS approach is a perfect blend of tools, strategy, and getting to bottom line results without getting too deep into statistical dogma.
Great tools to provide solutions to problems we have had to deal with everyday.
Excellent course taught from a real world application stand point—great material presented in an excellent manner.
Excellent instructor for very tough subject, good interaction with class, great training materials, books, visuals, etc.
Company will improve as a result of this investment and we will be able to measure the degree of improvement.
Overall, one of the very best training courses I have ever had. Top notch instructor, presentation, and knowledge skills.
I really enjoyed the team interactions and the excellent instructor. I have been to a number of courses and this has been my favorite in 10 years!
This was a wonderful experience intellectually and socially…lots of great suggestions to apply
First course I have ever taken where exercises truly added to the understanding.
The most clear and meaningful presentation on process improvement I have seen to date
Air Academy’s Lean Six Sigma program is a complete package that includes comprehensive training, mentoring and a full complement of excellent process improvement tools that must be the basis for any Lean Six Sigma implementation. Their qualified trainers and dedicated mentors provide a solid foundation from which to build a sustainable improvement program. The tools are practical and yet scalable for the simple as well as the highly complex problems. Finally, it was their commitment to our success that helped us achieve our targets. Great program!
Kenneth C. Lendrum, Senior Vice President, GlaxoSmithKline
Air Academy Associates is clearly a “best of the best” training and deployment consultancy in the field of continuous process improvement, including Lean Six Sigma
The technical content is outstanding, the software powerful and friendly, and the standard deviation modeling capability extremely useful.
The hands-on use of the statapult makes it all come to life—this is the best (of 3) lean workshops I have attended.
Outstanding course. Thoroughly enjoyed the material and the instructor—a perfect fit. The software SPC XL and DOE KISS are phenomenal tools. Not too big, not too little, great tool set.
Enthusiastic and passionate instructor made interest in instruction infectious. Great examples, demonstrations,
Excellent material and software. Course has opened doors for further study and application. Excellent and very professional trainer.
Eye opening experience into manufacturing. Great value to make sure we make data-based decisions.
The hands-on exercises were excellent; they certainly helped us understand the nature of variation and uncertainty. It was also very helpful to get feedback on our project.
This is my second Air Academy class. Excellent, as was the first. Lisa is an awesome instructor.
The instructor is a wealth of information—she was very adept at taking confusing concepts and turning them into something meaningful by using actual business experience/examples.
Thanks again for the referral to Air Academy Associates. We have had many presenters on a wide range of topics including lean processing, motivational, personal development, market penetration and sales training. However, the AA seminar was by far one of the best for teamwork, process analysis, and improved efficiency and productivity. Mark did a fantastic job of taking some very complex Lean Six Sigma principles and giving them very practical applications to work flow, paperwork process, and daily task management. I would strongly recommend the AA team for any business or organization that is seeking to make improvements that lead to growth
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