John Noguera is president of J.G. Noguera & Associates, specializing in teaching statistical methods and consulting in the implementation of Six Sigma Quality – with a focus on practical application with return on investment, in manufacturing, transactional and service areas.
His clients include: Alcoa, Allstate Financial, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Bourns Electronics, Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., DuPont, Exxon Chemical, Honeywell, Hyundai & KIA Motors, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Nortel, QRS, Saudi Aramco, SGS-Thomson, Sony and W.R. Grace. Since 1989, he has provided consulting and training services to more than 5000 black belts, green belts, managers, engineers, and business professionals in North America, Central America, Australia, Asia, Middle East and Europe.
John is a certified master black belt and instructor at the Motorola University Six Sigma Institute. He co-developed Motorola’s Next Generation Six Sigma Green Belt program. John was fortunate to have started his involvement with Six Sigma being mentored by the originator of Six Sigma at Motorola, Bill Smith.
John is also a senior partner with SigmaXL, a leading provider of user friendly Excel add-ins for statistical and graphical analysis. He led the development of the product called SigmaXL, used by Motorola University and other leading Six Sigma consultants.
In training, he also makes extensive use of other software tools such as Minitab, Process Model, Crystal Ball, Design Expert, and SAS/JMP.
Prior to the startup of his consulting firm in 1989, his industrial experience was predominantly in microelectronics product assurance, having worked for Siltronics Ltd. (1981-1983) and Northern Telecom Electronics Ltd.(1983-1989), now Nortel. His career migrated to applied statistics after the publication of an IEEE paper on statistical methods for developing test guardbands. He was an internal consultant at NTE, responsible for SPC/DOE implementation, development of statistical software tools, and training in the use of these tools.
John has a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (1981) from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, American Statistical Association and Senior Member of the American Society for Quality. He has authored conference papers on