JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy today announced that Tonya Berry, currently executive director of quality within the company, has been named vice president of operations performance, effective Nov. 16, 2018.
"Tonya is a true champion of our company's purpose: World Class Performance Delivering Hometown Service as it relates to deploying lean operating principles to deliver customer value," said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy's senior vice president of operations. "She is the natural choice and leader to take on this critical role."
Berry will lead implementation of Lean methodologies – called the Consumers Energy Way – that will further enhance our Quality Assurance function and improve work management processes within the gas and electric groups.
Berry has 20 years of experience deploying Lean methodologies across many industries and is a Six Sigma Black Belt from Lawrence Tech University. She led the Lean Office and company's adoption of the CE Way since 2017. Prior to joining Consumers Energy, Berry also worked for Chrysler LLC in lean operations and industrial engineering. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University.
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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