Richard M Van Der Linden
M.A., LSSMBB

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Ric Van Der Linden is the principal consultant for ProgressivEdge, a consulting business focused on continuous improvement techniques with a strong emphasis on Lean Six Sigma. Along with project leadership, he has trained, mentored and certified over 500 Lean/Green/Black Belt students with a cumulative savings of $50 million. Though he started in manufacturing with Honeywell, during the past decade he has provided both tactical and strategic support for process improvements in a variety of industries including; healthcare, military, utilities, administrative and a variety of services. Van Der Linden holds a master's in organizational management and is a certified Lean Expert and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB).

What Students Are Saying

By: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Student

"This course met my expectations and exceeded them. The trainer, Ric Van Der Linden, is one of the most effective, personable, and solid trainers. He is a master of maintaining the perfect balance between strict discipline and respectful friendly leader."

By: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Student

"The Instructor engaged the entire class to participate in ways that we were learning through doing. Very effective and enjoyable."