Sandy Munro er CEO i Munro & Associates, INC.
Sandy has more than 30 years of experience in designing, building and processing components, Sandy Munro brings clients an unmatched breadth of experience gained in the manufacturing and engineering environments. A frequent speaker and advisor to some of the world’s top manufacturing executives on implementing cultural change and integrated product development strategies, Sandy offers his clients a wealth of perspective and a penchant for technology transfer.
After beginning his career as a toolmaker, he worked his way up the ranks to designer and eventually became Engineering Manager at Valiant Machine Tool Company, a leading Detroit area specialty tool company. At Valiant Sandy and his engineering crew designed manufacturing lines spanning Automotive, Aircraft, Medical, Appliance, Dies, Molds, Fixtures, Assembly equipment. Munro’s team even developed a fully automated whiskey barrel handling system, filling, draining, charring, stacking, and unstacking which won the Queen’s Plate for Engineering Excellence.
In 1978, Sandy joined Ford Motor Company and shifted roles from machine tool and automation Chief Engineer to manufacturing engineer. After several projects where he helped increase productivity on several engine assembly lines, he was promoted to Senior Automation Worldwide Specialist.
In 1982 Sandy met Dr E. Deming and everything in his carrier changed. Dr. Deming’s phrase of “As variation is reduced Quality will increase,” resonated with Sandy and he became a zealot in reducing variation not only on the Manufacturing floor but also in product design. As Sandy professes, all variation stems from the design.