Cornerstone Consulting Organization recently welcomed industry veteran Rich Wagner as the company’s Vice President of Sales. In this role, Wagner will manage client relationships and work with fellow CCO leaders to develop recommendations to optimize client performance.
Wagner is a results-oriented leader who brings more than 40 years of experience in building and improving manufacturing sites around the world.
He has advised executive and on-site teams to address operational issues and built a reputation for consistently delivering solutions and programs that helped them return to efficient, profitable performance. He has served hundreds of clients around the world and across multiple industries including Tier One automotive OEMs, aerospace, and consumer product manufacturers.
Prior to joining CCO, Wagner was the principal owner and lead consultant for a firm offering manufacturing clients customized operations and quality improvement solutions and industrial engineering services. Additionally, Wagner spent nearly 30 years with the Ford Motor Company, serving as Plant Manager in five assembly plants across four different countries.
Wagner’s impressive achievements over the course of his career have not gone unnoticed. While at Ford, he received the prestigious President’s Award for Quality. Multiple facilities he managed were also recognized with the Most Improved Plant Safety and Productivity Award. In addition, Wagner was named the “2018 Professional of the Year in Manufacturing” by Strathmore’s Who’s Who.
Wagner is an IASSC Certified Learn Six Sigma Green BeltTM. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Roles and Responsibilities in Leadership at Central Michigan University.
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