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Amichai Vardi

Engineering Director - Sensor Value Stream Leader
 
Medtronic

United States

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Amichai Vardi recognizes the value that team building and collaboration bring to any business endeavor. As a business and technical leader, Amichai Vardi brings this philosophy to his work and encourages others to do the same. Effectiveness in business, he asserts, comes through the creation of strong organizations and partnerships. 

As he moves through his career, Amichai Vardi draws on his experience in operations management (including optimization), product design and commercialization, training and development, and organizational alignment. He favors workplaces that focus on building a culture of continuous improvement. 

In 2008, Amichai Vardi assumed the post of Engineering Director with Medtronic Diabetes, a leading company in the field of diabetes care. In this capacity, Amichai Vardi oversees operations for $150 million in revenue and a staff of 230 employees for the Northridge, California-based company. His efforts helped achieve a 50-percent reduction in costs. At the same time, the company quadrupled volume. Medtronic awarded Amichai Vardi and his team the Star of Excellence Award, the company’s highest award for achievements in quality. 

In 2005, Amichai Vardi lent his expertise to the company as a Lean Sigma Deployment leader in his capacity as Senior Engineering Manager. In just 20 months, he turned the progran from crisis status to the company’s best practice. Hard savings increased from $2.5 million to $10.6 million during that time. In accepting this assignment, Amichai Vardi drew on more than 80 prior Lean Sigma projects with the company. 

A former Captain in the Israeli Navy, Amichai Vardi earned a Master of Science in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. As an undergraduate, he studied at the Open University of Israel in Tel Aviv, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics. When away from work, Amichai Vardi enjoys hiking, skiing, travel, and chess.

 

 

Amichai Vardi - Professional Experience:     

 

Medtronic, Medical Device OEM 
Northridge, CA, US

Engineering Director - Sensor Value Stream Leader

May 1, 2008 - present

 

Medtronic Diabetes, Medical Device OEM 
Northridge, CA, US

Lean Sigma Deployment Leader

Apr 1, 2005 - Apr 1, 2008

 

Iscar, Industrial 
Tefen, , IL

Engineering Manager

Mar 1, 1998 -  Aug 1, 2000

 

 

Amichai Vardi - Education:     

 

Master of Science
University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Plastics Engineering

Sep 1, 2000 - Nov 1, 2001

 

 

Amichai Vardi - Interests: 

 

International Travel Hiking Ski Chess

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