OULI offers industry standard Lean Six Sigma certification training, as well as more specialized certificates applying process improvement techniques to the field of environmental sustainability. Our public training is applicable to clients from all fields, but we are also happy to tailor training to clients who wish to develop a long-term training relationship.
OULI's team of instructors and consultants are practicing, experts in the field with extensive history in implementing process improvement efforts and coaching students.
Brian deFonteny is the creator of Leading with Lean and other short courses soon to be offered by the OU Lean Institute. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt active in the Oil and Gas industry, deFonteny has more than a decade of experience as a Lean practitioner, coach and instructor. He holds a master’s degree in Human Relations and bachelor’s in Psychology. deFonteny is committed to optimizing organizational success by helping others Lead with Lean.
Joyce Hinton is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has served as an OULI lean/six sigma coach, instructor and consultant for many of the Institute’s major clients. She is the primary instructor for the Institute’s LSS White and Green Belt training workshops. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and has completed extensive training in lean/six sigma methodologies, as well as having extensive experience in both management and procurement.
Teresa Tobias is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, trained by some of the original consultants in the industry (Sigma Sciences, Inc., p.k.a. Six Sigma Associates) and has worked with Six Sigma Academy, the first consulting organization created by the founder of Six Sigma (Dr. Mikel Harry). Tobias has extensive experience at the strategic level working with leadership to select the right projects—aligned with business goals—and to assign resources to execute those projects. At the tactical level, she has coached and mentored clients' internal resources to successful completion of hundreds of transformational projects.