MRO Magazine

Motor firm appoints director of quality


November 4, 2015
By Bill Roebuck
Ryan Fitts has a Six-Sigma Black Belt designation.

Ryan Fitts has a Six-Sigma Black Belt designation.

Fort Smith, AR – Baldor Electric Company recently promoted Ryan Fitts to director of quality. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and directing Baldor’s Corporate Quality program with a focus on addressing customer concerns, particularly around lead times, on-time delivery and root causes of product quality issues.

“Ryan’s customer focus and his understanding of problem-solving tools and processes make him a good fit for this role, and we are looking forward to having him in this important position,” said Scott Fullbright, executive vice-president of manufacturing.

Fitts joined Baldor in 2011 as a member of the Lean Core Team. Since that time, he successfully led the project team that established the 210 motor plant in Fort Smith, AR, and most recently, he was the company’s director of logistics. He has a strong manufacturing background with prior experiences at both Whirlpool and Hallmark.

Fitts holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. He is a Lean Flex-Flow Master and a Six-Sigma Black Belt.