The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is pleased to announce that Kimberlee A. Humphrey was named AME president and chief executive officer, effective today.
Humphrey has a long history with AME as a member and volunteer. She has served in several volunteer roles including director of alliances for AME’s management team, Southeastern Region board member, AME Excellence Award examiner, and AME International Conference committee member. She succeeds George Saiz, who recently retired.
“AME is a world-class organization with a long history of connecting its members to continuous improvement best practices in manufacturing, health care and other industries,” said Humphrey. “As the business world evolves, I’m honored and excited to lead AME as it continues to be a beacon for business leaders and operational excellence practitioners.”
Outside of her AME volunteer roles, Humphrey has significant experience as a lean expert. For the past decade, she has held various process excellence, project management, and supply chain roles for Newport News Shipbuilding. Prior to this, Humphrey was executive director of the Virginia Conflict Resolution Center, the founder of a Baldrige-based consulting and training organization, and held several supply chain, quality and operations leadership roles of increasing responsibilities for domestic and international companies in the automotive, business system and public transit software solutions industries.
“It was obvious to the selection committee and board of directors that Kim’s experiences and expertise set her apart as the right person to lead AME,” said William C. Fierle, chair of AME’s board of directors. “With her industry knowledge and passion for AME’s mission, Kim is uniquely prepared to serve our current and future members.”
Humphrey earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y.