Fred Herbert

Bestselling author of "Business Turnaround Blueprint" and "Business For Sale Blueprint" , speaker,  CSSBB, and CMQ/OE (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence)

Recognized as an influential leader with unrelenting commitment to process improvement and value creation and an impressive track record in building and cultivating cohesive, quality-oriented, high-performance teams. Operations executive and turnaround specialist with 20+ years of experience transforming operations to obtain optimum quality, efficiency, and profitability. Expertise in partnering with the senior leadership team to drive Lean, TQM, and Six Sigma initiatives that have consistently achieved improvements across engineering, quality, production, process development, and service delivery functions. Published author and sought-after consultant and speaker on topics that range from business transition planning to process documentation and workforce organization. Played an integral role in helping a local organization win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner in 2004 and 2007 and as a Texas Award for Performance Excellence Examiner for 2001 and 2002.


  • ASQ Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt
  • ASQ Manager of Quality and Performance Excellence
  • Turnaround Management
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Project Management
  • ISO 9000 Quality Assurance
  • Transition Planning
  • Performance Metrics
  • Kaizen / Kanban / 5S
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Six Sigma Implementation
  • DMAIC Problem Solving
  • Value Stream Mapping


ASQ (American Society for Quality)


"Business Turnaround Blueprint" – Paperback and eBook available at

“Business For Sale Blueprint” – Paperback and eBook available at


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