Bio: Bill Krzisnik spent over 15 years at General Motors in various quality functions. He trained at the Toyota/GM joint plant, learning Toyota’s Lean manufacturing system and has experience using all quality tools (DFSS, PFMEA, Red X). He was Quality Director of the Janesville assembly plant, which won several J.D. Power awards, and led ISO certification. As the Fullsive Van program manager, Krzisnik led a group of engineers in developing and implementing the quality plan.
He has significant experience leading cross-functional program teams at General Motors in quality, profitability, market share, and on-time launches. He has been on five GM Chairman’s “Best of the Best” teams.
Krzisnik has been a volunteer at the Henry Ford Health System in the Pathology Quality Department for ten years and led the gap analysis for ISO Lab accreditation (ISO 15189). He has led presentations for many Henry Ford Health System Lean Implementation seminars given to medical professionals around the world and has led A3 problem-solving training and implementation seminars across the Henry Ford Health System. Most recently, he has worked with other health systems training and implementing Lean processes in pathology.
Krzisnik’s experience in quality and program management has led many award-winning teams to their full potential during his many years at General Motors.
He holds a Masters degree in management from Northwestern’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University. He’s a Certified Quality Engineer.