Postal Address:

De Stockheimlaan 33, 3510 Kermt Belgium

LinkedIn:

wimhoste

About Wim Hoste

Wim Hoste and Robert Thonissen were colleagues at Ford and have known each other for many years. His motivation, leadership and knowledge of Lean, 6-Sigma and quality systems make him the ideal right hand of IKMW.

Wim achieved a Chemical Engineering diploma at the Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg. Furthermore, he had the chance to follow some acknowledged courses at the Ford 6-Sigma Academy:

  • FMEA since 2004
  • Certified Green Belt since 9 February 2005
  • Certified Black Belt since 12 October 2007
  • Master Black Belt Level 2 since November 2014

01/11/01: Production Supervisor at Ford Motor Company, Genk Plant
Responsibility:

  • Closure Assemblies Mondeo (Body Construction)
  • 6 production lines: doors (4x), hood and tailgate
  • 50 operators

01/02/04: Process Engineer Closure Assemblies at Ford Genk Plant

Responsibility door lines of running models (Mondeo & Transit):

  • Smooth implementation of process changes
  • Line efficiency
  • Cost reduction
  • Continues quality improvement
  • General trouble shooting

Responsibility launch models (Galaxy, Smax, Transit, Mondeo):

  • Setting up new processes
  • Design & layout reviews with tool suppliers
  • Quality delivery for Job 1 (dimensional & function specification)

Member of plant Six Sigma Performance cell:

  • Certified Black Belt
  • Managing projects (hard savings, quality, manpower)

 01/09/07: Layout and Equipment Engineer at Ford

Responsibility factory layout:

Leading function: crew of 15 skilled employees: welders, electricians, layout assistants

  • Keep welding factory layout up to date
  • Implementation of layout changes (aisles, safety, fencing,…)
  • Project development and integration (new machinery)
  • Main contact for suppliers
  • Organize maintenance of production lines

Certified Consumer Driven 6-Sigma Master Black Belt at Ford to supply complete theoretical an practical Black Belt training sessions. Courses (5 weeks) included:

  • DMAIC problem solving method, leadership training (project, team and change management).
  • Guide Black Belt Candidates in their cost saving projectsReport to Ford Genk Quality Management on progress & results.

01/01/2015: Master Black Belt and business partner of IKMW. Organizing and teaching a broad range of quality courses.