Pinnacle Partners Inc

Continual Improvement System
Pinnacle Partners East, LLC 3530 Talahi Drive Knoxville 37919 Knoxville,
Phone: (865) 310-2973

The Team

Frony’s Network of Professionals

No sole professional has all of the knowledge and expertise a company will need in the pursuit of continuous process improvement.  Dr. Ward collaborates with professionals to bring clients the best service possible. Learn More About Frony Here!

George Sivess

George Sivess brings expertise in World-class Manufacturing Methods and Lean Thinking to a company’s continuous improvement activities.  A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he served in the military as a Tank Company Commander and Armored Cavalry Troop Commander.  In the private sector he was a Maintenance Manager at Johnson & Johnson, then Operations Manager with Kimberly Clark where he converted the organization from a traditional top-down system to self-directed work teams achieving world-class performance results. Read more…

Paul Clipp

Paul Clipp has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.  He brings experience as an engineer and first-line supervisor at General Motors as well as production manager and plant manager with Colgate-Palmolive.  He transformed a Colgate-Palmolive plant to the most profitable in the company using a system called Manufacturing Excellence and wrote a book about this approach. Read more…

Mark Nash

Mark A. Nash, Advisory Board Member of Pinnacle Partners East LLC, has over 30 years of process improvement experience, both as an internal and external consultant/engineer in manufacturing, distribution, government, and healthcare. His diversified background allows Mark to work outside the box looking for process solutions many people cannot visualize. He served most recently as the Operations Manager for Pelco Products, Inc., the largest manufacturer of traffic signal hardware in North America. Mark is the primary author of the popular book Mapping the Total Value Stream, which is widely used in the classroom and the workplace. Read more…