Ernie Smith

Ernie is a high-energy, hands-on leader with over 20 years experience leading teams in the manufacturing sector in a variety of different industries and markets.  Throughout his career, Ernie has lead cross-functional teams both in the US and internationally at a variety of levels from shop-floor teams to teams of executives in companies such as Kohler Co., Arvin Meritor, ASSA ABLOY, Delta Airlines, Carlisle Corporation, Cessna Aircraft Company, Shaw Carpets, Carrier Corporation, and Eaton Electric.

His hands-on experience leading change teams both as an external facilitator, and as a direct line operations leader makes him especially suited to guiding organizations in making positive change that result in significant bottom-line improvements while fostering value-based cultures.



Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Computer Science, University of Georgia

Masters in Business Administration, Xavier University