Colin is the creator of OpexDrive. He is a highly experienced and successful executive providing business improvement services to an international client base. Colin previously held director level positions within blue chip organisations. He has a particular emphasis on process improvement and in driving business excellence.
He has a successful track record for the programme management of major initiatives and systems implementation. Colin has gained significant exposure to taking a senior leadership role in defining, implementing, and renewing change and improvement programmes within organizations.
Colin gains a BSc. (Hons) in Physics having won a Carnegie Research Scholarship Prize
Joins Burroughs as a Technology Development Engineer at their Wafer Scale Integration programme in Cumbernauld, Scotland.
Colin had various roles at Motorola in East Kilbride and became the Wafer Fabrication Quality Manager for the two factories (MOS 1 and MOS 9)
Colin started off at DEC’s plant at Ayr as the Quality & Reliability Engineering Manager. Over a number of years he held different roles in Business Excellence, quality and reliability programmes, eventually becoming the Site Quality and Reliability Manager at DEC’s new plant at South Queensferry
Colin returned to Motorola in 1995 to become the Director of Quality, Business Excellence and Customer Satisfaction at Motorola’s plant at Easter Inch, Bathgate, Scotland.
Following his departure from Motorola in 2001 Colin started up his own Consultancy Business specialising in Lean & Six Sigma methodologies but encompassing a host of improvement tools
and techniques focused on leading significant change, reducing costs, and improving business
Having worked with literally hundreds of clients in Continuous Improvement and Lean & Six Sigma it became clear to Colin that there was a need to control and manage all the various organisation wide initiatives that were underway.
The idea for OpexDrive was born from this.
Having written and tested the OpexDrive system in real customer situations, OpexDrive was launched in 2018 and is now in use across a number of companies.