About Christophe Chambras

2005 Six Sigma Green Belt Curriculum APAVE Bordeaux France

2000 Habilitation Training of Trainers modules of 8 Ford Cologne Germany (Lean, SPC, MSA, G8D, FMEA, KAIZEN, APQP, PPAP, …)

1990 Chemical Engineering Option Materials Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie Paris France DEA of Physics Materials speciality Science AB Université Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie Paris France

1988 Master of Physical Chemistry B Option Materials Université Bordeaux 1 Bordeaux France

1984 DEUG Science and Structure of Matter B Université Bordeaux 1Bordeaux France

1982 Bachelor S High School Mathematics Option Bordeaux France


  • Fluent English, regular professional use
  • German Intermediate occasional professional use

Computer Project Management: MS Project

Hobbies: Club Member Lean Aquitaine, 3AF

Current: Confirmed Project Manager and senior Consultant, Ford Certified Trainer, has a dual career in industry and consultancy. Over 20 years of experience in improving the added value of product from design to use : audit – diagnosis, overhaul and process optimization, deployment of continuous improvement initiatives, team coaching, education and training, securing customer and supplier relationships, monitoring budgets.

APQP/VDQT&I, PPAP, ISO TS 16949, G8D, FMEA, MSA, SPC, Lean, ISO 9100, Organization, Management

Since 2007 Project Manager Senior Consultant, APAVE SUDEUROPE Technical assistance and consulting Artigues près Bordeaux France examples of projects and consulting missions

  • Control of an Outsourced training competence center. Renegotiation of existing contracts to ensure the effectiveness of interventions Annual turnover: 2millions € improving the profitability of 10%, 5 people management
    • Construction of the offered services: development of the training catalog, definition of customized training, instructional design and validation programs, cost control and margin
    • Management team: recruitment and competence rise followed, setting individual objectives and assessment, defining and monitoring KPIs, reporting to management
  • Supervision of complex customer projects related to improving the performance and operational excellence based on the implementation of Quality and Lean methodologies and tools for different customers:
    • Lisi Aerospace: implementation of capability studies of measuring and testing devices, establishment of project implementation of SPC, change management. Great satisfaction from Airbus satisfaction regarding the project and its results
    • Ford: training of trainers on 8 different modules
    • Zhendre: definition of strategic priorities, identification and monitoring indicators, relocation of production lines. Gain 25% of the time range / + 11% margin
    • A group of SMEs in Aquitaine: participation in the coordination of collective action for the implementation of lean management, support of 2 companies, defining the methodology
  • JTEKT: training of internal auditors at the European headquarters and France, field support and skills validation and implementation of action plans. 12 people Improved relevance of audits by the auditor certification, delivery of certificates in the presence of the European Group CEO

2000-2007 Consultant, APAVE SUDEUROPE Technical assistance and advice Artigues près Bordeaux France examples of consulting missions Completion of consultancy and training in industrial organization and quality

  • Zodiac: coaching steering committee, implementation of audit processes to control industrial and customer hazards, training and operational support of supply chain manager
  • Snecma Propulsion Solide: definition of preventive maintenance plans and MN1 means of production and laboratory. Participation into the renewal audit of ISO 9001 certification
  • Faurecia: optimization of a production line, improving the supply chain of components to the international level (Germany, France, Japan, South of Africa), implementation of the framework for Ford product development: objective achieved they stayed on the supplier list
  • Visteon risk analysis (FMEA), taking into account the risk operator, deployment methodology of problem solving (G8D), and implementation of SPC: lower quality incidents improvement of customer satisfaction.
  • GFT: review of the gear machining process, support to the definition of the renewal strategy production lines. Gain 30% on the time range of a gear
  • Ford: staff training in monitoring supplier quality development service STA in collaboration with Ford Europe: Delay, cost, Quality

1997-2000 Quality Manager, CEAC – EXIDE Group Automotive Nanterre France

  • Animation of quality on production site with a team of 11 people Recertification ISO 9002: 1994. Obtaining certification ISO TS 16949 and QS 9000. Improvement Customer satisfaction: best quality of delivered products and decrease in incident deliveries

1995-1997 Development Project Manager, ECAC – EXIDE Group Automotive Gennevilliers France

  • Coordination of development projects batteries truck. Obtaining 100% of the supply of Scania, RATP and recovery of Renault VI after 10 years of absence, management: 2 people

1992 Product Development Engineer in 1994, ECAC – EXIDE Group Automotive France Nanterre

  • Design and development of OE batteries for French car manufacturers (electrochemistry and mechanical performance, plastic part design), VAG and Ford. Management 2 people