Brian J. Barer
Brian J. Barer specializes in manufacturing driven industries, with special expertise in cash flow management, procurement planning, and process strategy execution. His career spans more than 25 years helping companies to implement change for high performance and competitive advantage. He is adept at helping senior executives solve their most important business problems and exploit market opportunities through business process improvement, organizational design and manufacturing process application.
He has held key positions within manufacturing that range from Operations Manager, Vice-President of Operations, and Chief Operating Officer to General Manager. Barer is a skilled executive manager with a great deal of hands on process experience in diverse industries and has a functional background in finance, operations, supply chain management, and senior general management. In these roles he has proven adept at leading teams that specialized in turn-around projects for a wide variety of multidiscipline manufacturing operations.
As an experienced practitioner of both Lean and Six Sigma, he has led the improvement efforts of several businesses by increasing their operational effectiveness by maximizing value and eliminating waste in all operational areas including engineering, design, materials, management, process and manufacturing.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He is also a licensed Merchant Marine Engineering Officer having served on a variety of US merchant vessels and attained the rank of Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserve.