Travis started his journey in Business Excellence as a Black Belt with GE Industrial Systems in 1999. He joined CHEP Canada in 2004 as a Master Black Belt and since led the expansion of Business Excellence globally for Brambles and Recall (CHEP and Recall were divisions of Brambles). Business Excellence at Recall, under Travis’s leadership delivered $15-20M annually in operating margin expansion which was approximately 2% of revenues. During his tenure at Recall, Travis also held roles as Global Chief Information Officer and General Manager, North America Central Region.
Travis joined Avintiv (a $2Bn Blackstone private equity portfolio company) in 2014 as the Vice President, Global Business Excellence where he successfully launched a Business Excellence program from the ground up. Under his leadership, Business Excellence projects at Avintiv generated incremental EBITDA of $30M and created over $250M in equity value; contributing to a very successful turnaround and subsequent sale of business to Berry Plastics in 2016.
Travis holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from McMaster University (Toronto, Canada) and an MBA from York University (Toronto, Canada). He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Certified Project Management Professional.
Travis is a well respected leader in his field and additional qualifications and achievements are available by request.
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