Nuclear Resume: Richard Ash-Simpson

Name : Richard Ash-Simpson
Industry Type : VP Lean Transformation
City & State : Houston , TX
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Houston, TX • (281) 995 4312 •




A solutions-driven enterprise leader with 15+ years of proven excellence in lean transformation, leadership development, global operations optimization, P&L management, and supply chain development. Excels in strategizing and executing organization-wide lean systems and processes – with a focus on continuous improvement – to realize rapid increases in operational efficiency as well as cost reductions in competitive market environments. Adept at driving changes in organizational culture and cultivating future leaders.




Executive Leadership | Strategic Planning | Lean Transformation | P&L Management | Supply Chain Management | Logistics Operations | Continuous Improvement | Project Management | Change Management | Global Operations Management | Product Strategy | Product Management | Training and Development | Lean Manufacturing | KPI Development | Stakeholder Management | Customer Relationship Management (CRM)




  • Achieved an immediate 25% increase in operational efficiency at TechnipFMC by strategizing and launching Lean processes and solutions.


  • Realized 20% revenue growth at TechnipFMC by devising and implementing improvements to boost margin growth and overall profitability.


  • Saved $2M, exceeded quality targets by 55%+, and achieved defect-free product delivery through effective leadership of a $2B business unit at TechnipFMC.


  • Sustained a flawless health and safety record for 12 consecutive months by advocating workplace safety initiatives and designing a safe working environment at TechnipFMC.


  • Delivered 15%+ EBIT - achieving economies of scale and operational leverage - by collaborating with global and regional leaders, product line management, and project management teams.


  • Generated 20% YoY sales growth by resolving business challenges and liaising with customer representatives, sales, and account management to streamline sales processes at TechnipFMC.


  • Received the Quality Award 2010 from FMC Technologies as well as the ‘Distinguished Alumni’ from the Tennessee State University School of Business.




TechnipFMC, Houston, TX


Vice President-Lean Transformation                                                                                Oct 2019 to Present

Accountable for spearheading enterprise-wide execution of Lean systems and processes while promoting cultural learning to transition the organization to a Lean environment,


  • Standardizes global operations while driving organization-wide cultural change and mentoring future leaders.

  • Leverages a growing Lean operational foundation to build out a comprehensive Business Operating System on Lean principles for application across all facets of the business,


Vice President-Global Surface EMS Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment   Nov 2017 to Oct 2019

Responsible for implementing QHSE standards with an organization-wide, quality-focused mindset while facilitating EMS processes to reduce environmental impacts and increase operating efficiency.


  • Developed precise quality and safety programs for individual products from commencement and installation to decommissioning.


  • Managed a worldwide staff of 3.5K+ in addition to mentoring, coaching, and leading a dynamic team of 12 direct reports.


Vice President of Global Products (Components)                                                       Jan 2017 to Nov 2017

In charge of driving vision, strategy, and execution across the entire value chain of the product cycle, providing leadership in operations and overall product design processes.


  • Directed a cross-functional global team of 1.5K+ employees and 15 direct reports while overseeing a $750M P&L.


  • Achieved a client satisfaction rating of 95%, providing detailed product designs and solutions to internal clients while ensuring on-time final product delivery to external clients.


  • Administered a broad continuum of operations for the components team, such as sales, planning, business development, cost, delivery, procurement, HSE, quality, manufacturing, and commercial terms.


  • Cooperated with functional heads and global product line management in ensuring project delivery and achievement of set business objectives.


FMC Technologies, Houston, TX


Product Line Director-Subsea Components Division                                                   Apr 2016 to Jan 2017

Accountable for conducting market research and analyzing consumer statistics to support product development while leading a multi-regional product team of 12 direct reports.


  • Administered overall product development processes, managing delivery, planning, cost control, scheduling, budgeting, and procedural changes for 20+ components.


  • Drove product strategy while overseeing a $350M P&L and managing 1K+ employees across various departments.


  • Coordinated with global management in addressing product opportunities and in developing cohesive solutions to achieve business objectives, liaising across 15 domestic and international locations.


  • Implemented departmental processes, delivering innovative solutions in customer and FMC success opportunities that resulted in a 40% increase in efficiency and a 20% increase in revenue.


Director-Surface Integrated Services Manufacturing and Supply Chain               May 2015 to Apr 2016

Responsible for leading 650 employees, and six direct reports in SIS manufacturing operations, ensuring success in competitive markets by developing a detailed operational strategy with executive leadership.


  • Generated $90M+ in revenue by developing and implementing an effective strategy and managing supply chain operations as well as manufacturing layouts and plans in the US, Canada, and Latin America.


  • Increased operational efficiency by 15% and oversaw the entire SIS supply chain and logistics operations of the firm.


  • Supervised supply chain operations across 40+ client sites and eight manufacturing locations globally, in addition to liaising with senior management in identifying and eliminating inefficiencies.


Director of Global Supply (Nusajaya, Malaysia)                                                          Sep 2011 to Apr 2015

In charge of overseeing a $350M business with 13 direct reports and a 450-member team while serving as an expert on global policies and streamlining delivery processes of intercompany products worldwide.


  • Achieved a 40% increase in YoY revenue by restructuring operational processes for eight global products, recruiting responsible employees, leading staff training and development, and managing facility resources.


  • Exceeded annual financial performance goals by 15% by aligning product development with KPIs and achieving economies of scale for higher-quality products via efficient management of the supply chain.




Global Director of Business Excellence FMC Technologies, Houston, TX


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Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Operations Management • Indiana Wesleyan University • Marion, IN


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and Business Administration • Tennessee State University • Nashville, TN




Six Sigma Green Belt


Dale Carnegie Training




Board Member • Tennessee State University - School of Supply Chain


Sponsor and Founder • Bold Affinity/ERG Group, TechnipFMC


Men of the Bend Member • The Fort Bend Church


Member • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


STEM Mentor • United Way
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