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Weekend Conference Presentation
Opening Keynote - June 12th
Application and Lessons of Deming's Perspective on Leadership

Presented by Kevin Murphy


Abstract: W. Edwards Deming’s ideas on leadership are challenging and, for many, counterintuitive. Applying Deming’s thinking in an organization always brings many unique challenges, even when led by Top Management. From deciding what to measure in the company to making decisions on performance reviews and reward systems, this talk will cover some successes, failures, and lessons learned while bringing Deming’s thinking to an aviation company that has undergone several transitions over the past 15 years.

As a keynote speaker, Kevin's presentation was "translated" into a 4ft by 15ft mural by our graphic recorder, Greg Whicker. Click on image for an expanded view.

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Biography: Kevin Murphy is President of Triumph Accessory Services in Grand Prairie, Texas, an aviation repair company that focuses on the repair of accessories on large commercial aircraft engines (items like fuel pumps, pneumatic valves, and gearboxes). The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Triumph Group, Inc., a NYSE listed company. He began his career in medical packaging (converting) as a Process Engineer and Quality Manager. In 1997 he moved to the aviation industry with GE Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati, starting as a Blackbelt and then moved into Operations at a small GE subsidiary in Texas. He was part of a management team that took the small company private in 2002 and then sold the company to Triumph in 2007 where he stayed on initially as Vice President and then in 2008 moved to his current role.

Kevin holds a BS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA in Management Systems from the Deming Scholars Program at Fordham University. Kevin was selected in 2004 by the W. Edwards Deming Institute as part of a small group to help reconfigure Dr. Deming’s famous 4-Day Seminar into the 2.5 day seminar Out of the Crisis.

Contact: Kevin can be reached by e-mail at KMurphy@triumphgroup.com for additional information about this Weekend Conference session.

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/kevin-murphy/5/975/964

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