Staff Department "Consultant-Sp"

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David Villegas

Senior Consultant

Operations and continuous improvement senior manager, results oriented with more than 30 years of international experience in manufacturing, engineering, process optimization and strategic management. Expert in structuring and monitoring TPM/Lean implementation in multi-plant and multi-cultural environments. Able to lead operations, build strategies and direct its proper deployment and successful implementation leading high performance work teams. Management of multifunctional projects.

David earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Cali—Colombia. David also holds an MBA with Strategic Management Emphasis – ICESI University – Colombia, in addition to his certifications such as TPM International Instructor and Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Dave Bilger


Dave Bilger is one of the longtime principle consultants for the International TPM Institute. He has a background in electrical engineering and manufacturing management. Since 1990, he has been playing lead roles in implementing TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), Lean Manufacturing, TPS (Toyota Production System), GM QNPM, Continuous Improvement and Constraints Management. He has consulted on TPM projects for companies such as Continental Tire, Osram, Olin and Bosch. He has been a featured speaker at major conferences, and for corporations such as IBM, Kodak Chemical, Bosch, General Electric, Boeing Aircraft, Federal Mogul and the Plant Engineering Conference.

John Legarski

Advisor and Former VP

John Legarski, BSMET, MBA. His consulting services focus on maintenance management and TPM covering a range of industries including heavy equipment, metal fabrication, food, mechanical and electronic assembly, plastics, environmental consulting and others. He has over four decades experience in engineering and operations management in manufacturing and industrial engineering.  He holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Saint Francis University. Trained by the Japanese in the Toyota Production System, he has successfully taught and implemented LEAN concepts and techniques in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Trained in Six Sigma Black Belt, he has also incorporated Total Productive Equipment Management (TPEM), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RcM), and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) concepts, techniques and processes, into streamlined manufacturing environments – achieving sustained, consistent results.

Eric Hoffmann

VP and Senior Consultant

Eric Hoffmann has worked with International TPM Institute as a consultant for nearly two decades. Mr. Hoffmann, DipGl. Ing, completed his Machinery Engineering studies at the world renowned ETH-Zürich in the early 80s. Thanks to his wide ranging experience playing lead roles in various industry sectors, he is able to deliver world class in-house TPM consulting, and seminar training.


Herb Charles

Advisor and Former VP