Mike Bishop

Vice President of The Kidder Group, Inc.

Mike Bishop spent over twenty years working in the automotive industry progressing through his career starting as a Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Director of Quality and then for seven years as a Plant Manager. Mike handled several plant start-ups for his company. His career included the early implementation of SPC. He was the leader of the implementation and certification for one of the early receiving registering companies. He learned lean on-site at Toyota and this including many, many trips to Japan; often on a monthly basis. He subsequently led the implementation of lean and TQM in organizations he subsequently supported. As a statistician he is strongly supportive of the use of sixsigma and designed experiments with statistical analysis of the results. His primary role in organizations was as a change agent. Mike career as a Professional Recruiter started in 1999 and he has supported several companies staffing of strong six sigma and process improvement professionals. Mike is committed to mentoring other professionals and he is a strong advocate of professional societies; he was a co-founder of the Central KY ASQ section and is actively helping to re-ignite the ASQ chapter in Knoxville, TN. He and his wife Shazza live in Oak Ridge, TN. They have three fantastic children who are pursuing careers they love. He is also involved in real estate investing. His ministry is called Healourland.

Mike specializes in recruiting in the fields of Manufacturing Management, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain Management, and Project Management.

Phone: (865) 308-1009
Email: mike@thekiddergroup.com