Instructor, Lean Six Sigma. John Major is a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE). He is also Founder and Managing Partner of Compass Strategies, focused on helping small and mid-cap companies to design, optimize, and implement manufacturing, supply chain, and service delivery strategies in direct alignment with corporate strategy and desired market branding positions. John recently stepped down as Vice President of Global Operations for Radisys. His functional responsibilities included design and implementation of a structured continuous improvement capability across the Radisys enterprise based on the fusion of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and Policy Deployment methodologies. Before that, he held similar positions with Planar Systems and Tektronix. John holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Washington.