Gary Alveranga has over ten years of production management and quality control experience in organizations that remanufacture and maintain large equipment. Before joining The Kaleidoscope Group, he was independently consulting as an on-site project manager for the remanufacture of thirty-eight diesel-electric locomotives. Gary has experienced the significant affects that a diverse and unified workforce can have in both non-union and union production environments. As a Facility Manager, he and his team of new employees created a manufacturing facility which was profitable in its first year of operation. While managing multiple shift production lines, he facilitated diverse employee teams in their continuous quality improvement efforts. Some of the processes resulting from these efforts include: a “New Hire Training and Mentoring Program”, multiple component re-engineering and redesign changes, and an in-house production line inventory system. Implementation of these processes cut operating budget expenses, increased production per shift, and improved equipment performance and reliability.
Joining the Kaleidoscope Group in the fall of 1997, Gary currently serves as a Certified Master Facilitator. Gary oversees the development and certification of internal training staff and external consultants. Gary strategically consults with executive clients, nationally and globally, and he also assists with diversity education design and implementation. He is noted as being able to “connect” with and present to all audiences due to his thorough understanding of the business case and impact of diversity for every stakeholder.
A few of Gary’s client engagements include organizations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, CNA Insurance, Coca-Cola Bottling, Duracell, Federal Reserve Bank, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Northrop Grumman, Sara Lee, and The Wildlife Conservation Society. Gary is originally from Jamaica, West Indies and has a B.S. from Drexel University in Electrical Engineering.