About Us

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Selfless Service Separates Us

Our Mission

Resting on our deep faith that if we give it, we will get it (GI²), we endeavor to bring out the best in people, both in our clients and also the CI Solutions staff. Resting on a foundation of biblical principles, CI Solutions serves people and clients to drive breakthrough people and process improvements worth paying for every time. We do this through facilitation, servant leadership and encouragement. CI Solutions strives to be regarded as humble experts in areas of strategy, Lean, Six Sigma, Change Management and Hands-on Problem Solving. Above all else, selfless service separates us from all others, providing Christ centered opportunities to serve.


Strategy Deployment

Establishing TruNorth for both Long Term and Short Term time frames with metrics and expectations for how to correct along the way. (Hoshin Kanri)

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Targeting persons on the front lines to the Executives, this is the most critical aspect to sustaining change. We stand beside those practicing providing a safety net.

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True Spirited Continuous Improvement

We practice and help your people learn and apply all aspects of continuous improvement from the oldest to the newest ideas. We deliver in all modes: E-Learning, Remote/ virtual and onsite/ face-to-face.

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Custom Problem Solving

We lead your team to solve the toughest issues facing you.  Throughout this process, we teach your people our approach to solving the tough issues.

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We are blessed to be the first trial partner for this program.  We bring the best curriculum ASQ curates directly to you.

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We lead organizations to build a deep and lasting CI Culture built on an integrated management system that propels people and improvement pipelines, based on the Toyota Production System.

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Standards Assistance and Compliance (ISO, AS, TS, ISBAO)

We help organizations prepare for and successfully pass audits, more importantly help them drive CI with their QMS.

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God's Breakthrough Initiative

We help churches, missions and non-profits stretch their resources to maximize the benefit through strategy, value stream analysis and process
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Years in Business
Companies Served

Meet the Staff

  • Richard Maclin has over 20 years of continuous improvement experience. He has served various industries in roles specializing in Quality Assurance, Supplier Development, Outsourcing, Lean, Kaizen, Product Realization, and Operations. Throughout his career he has helped companies grow their bottom line by identifying and eliminating variation and other non-value added activity. His success is the result of strategic process improvement techniques like VA/NVA, VSM, Lean Six Sigma, 5S and Kaizen.

    Richard Maclin
    LSS Master Black Belt, ASQ CSSBB
  • Brian’s career began with a 6 year visit to central Florida. There he served as Project Engineer for Sims Machine & Controls (SMC) where he designed and built custom automation machinery for product assembly and testing. SMC was an industry leader in designing process monitoring, process control, and data collection into custom production machines. Customers included Borg Warner, Robertshaw, Breed Automotive, Prestolite Wire, Merck, many others. His work ethic, leadership skills, and positive attitude were key in his timely promotion to Engineering Manager.

    Brian Karp
    LSS Master Black Belt, ASQ CSSBB
  • Brooks Davis brings a service based mission to help companies take the “next step” in their continuous improvement journey. Brooks has taught Lean Six Sigma principles at Harding University as an adjunct professor and has participated in quality management programs in three different banking groups, including Arvest, First Commercial, and Simmons First banks.

    Brooks Davis
    LSS Master Black Belt, ASQ CSSBB
  • Corey Rathburn is a seasoned process improvement and operations excellence professional with over 10 years of experience driving effective and positive change in various industries spanning from Healthcare to Consumer Goods. Corey is dedicated to cultivating positive environments that hinge upon a culture of accountability and results. His unique skill-set is conducive to step-change improvements in both performance and culture.

    Corey Rathburn
    LSS Master Black Belt, ASQ CSSBB
  • Since 2006, Brandon has been a Professor of Operations Management at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville teaching courses in the Industrial Engineering department such as Lean Production and Leadership Principles and Practices for the Master of Science in Operations Management degree program. Brandon is a Vice President of Membership for the SE Region of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. He is also a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, and Speaker.

    Brandon Brown
    LSS Master Kata Coach
  • Chad Smith applies continuous improvement methodologies to help organizations leverage their scarce human and material resources through breakthrough improvements. Chad has 18 years of Continuous Improvement experience in retail, manufacturing, refining, high-tech and food. He has led and guided process and product improvements for Wal-Mart, Gates, ExxonMobil and Black and Decker. Chad’s leadership experience includes quality management for Black and Decker utilizing Continuous Improvement tools as the enabler for breakthrough improvements. This experience is underpinned with an in-depth application of strategy deployment and metrics to drive and measure progress.

    Chad Smith
    LSS Master Black Belt, ASQ CMBB, ASQ CSSBB, ASQ Fellow

Dedicated Team

At CI Solutions we have a dedicated team that prides themselves in serving.