Douglas Senecal

Vice President and COO

With over 25 years of experience in lean transformation, manufacturing operations and engineering, Doug has a long history of delivering profit and cash generating improvements.  He has worked around the globe with companies of all sizes and industries, and has a particularly strong background in aerospace, defense and power systems.

Prior to Decision Flow, Doug’s career began in the Aerospace Industry working for Pratt & Whitney, which is where he received his initial lean training and mentoring from Shingjutsu, the original pioneers of the Toyota Production System.  Doug gained broad experience over the next dozen years working with all the United Technologies’ businesses and their supply chains (Sikorsky Aircraft, Hamilton Sundstrand, UTC Power, Otis Elevator and Carrier).  This experience started to create the foundational understanding of the systemic challenges faced by most companies and would later become the roots of Decision Flow’s core technology.

In the late 2000s, Doug left United Technologies to explore a career in management consulting, founding his own firm in 2013.  He is passionate about helping companies and their teams turn good to average performing businesses into exceptional performers.  Doug has led hundreds of teams over the years, creating more agile businesses that are able to adapt and grow in the face of today’s challenges and rapidly changing market.  He is always excited to meet a new team, listen and understand their challenges, and finally working with them to create a path forward.

Experience and/or areas of expertise

  • Lean Transformation
  • All Aspects of the Toyota Production System
    • Manufacturing
    • Office / Administrative
    • Value Stream Mapping
  • Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning
  • Strategy Development and Deployment
  • Leadership Coaching

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