We drive efficiency, performance, and revenue to establish your position as a global industry leader from start to finish.

Who we are

FTE Performance is a management consulting firm that was founded in 2013. We help our clients achieve optimal business performance through a strong and reliable integrated business approach that breathes new life into organizations. The larger your organization gets, the more operations and procedures there are to scale and keep up with, which is why we have dedicated industry experts to help keep your throughput up. As specialists in LEAN manufacturing and business culture transformations, as well as industry leaders in business systems development and implementation, FTE is committed to exceeding standards and raising the competitive bar across every industry.


While we cater to a wide range of industries, our real talents are highlighted within the Surface Transportation, Automotive, Commercial Vehicles, Medical Equipment, and Industrial Products sectors, where our internationally honed abilities lend hand to large and small-scale projects. Such project categories include Vehicle Launch Management, Operational Transformation, Quality & Industrial Engineering, Greenfield Plant Design, Global Footprint Consolidation and others like LEAN Enterprise Strategy Development & Deployment, Varied Systems Deployment, Leadership Development, and the most important, RISK MANAGEMENT, where we assist in improving existing ROI models, Capacity Analysis, Compliance & Governance, and Global Footprint Analysis.

Explore Solutions
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Government


Being a relatively new company formed in 2013 FTE cannot claim a long, rich history of servitude as a company, so why are we so successful? Plain and simple, our team of over 80 leading Partners, Project Managers, and Senior Advisors are results-focused, and that’s not all. Our industry experts have an average of 25+ years hands-on real-world experience. We have partnered with large and small companies alike including Navistar, Newport News Shipbuilders, Icon Aircraft, Spartan Motors and Harley Davidson to name a few. Our proven performance has led us to quickly establish FTE as a strategic partner as we help our clients redefine their global competitiveness through effective transformation, which in turn position themselves as global industry leaders.


“FTE helped us improve the throughput and quality in three of our critical factories. They did not just make a list of things for others to go do. They became a part of the team and brought the experience, leadership, processes, tools, and capacity to complement our production and continuous improvement teams in actually making the improvements on the shop floor. The results exceeded targets and have been sustained through continued use of the processes and systems deployed.”
Jeff Schick
Vice President Manufacturing
Pella Corporation
“FTE Performance Consulting helped optimize our warehouse layout, storage, material flow and kitting processes with significant throughput improvement in three different facilities. We set new annual Sales and EBITA records in Q3, which were achieved with the optimization efforts led by FTE’s guidance contributing a great deal. They are very “hands-on” and we highly recommend FTE!”
John Hanighen
Cloyes Corporation
“We worked hard, laughed, and jabbed. We appreciate FTE becoming part of our team and are absolutely looking forward to partnering again in the future.”
Ann Fricke
Director of Operations
Dakkota Integrated Systems
“What differentiates FTE from other Lean Consulting firms
is their flexibility and adaptability.
Tim Foley
Director, Performance and Learning
Navistar International
“I wholeheartedly recommend FTE to colleagues and associates. It’s a team full of cutting-edge talent, with dedication, and passion for creating stability and standardization within our organization”
Tim Hogan
District Director of Service
Rush Enterprises, Inc.
“Not only do they possess deep knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, but they also know how to transform organizations with practical and proven solutions.”
Steve St. Angelo
American Kaizen
Former Senior Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation and Chief Executive Officer, Latin America, and Caribbean Region
“FTE Performance Consulting was outstanding in their performance with scoping, managing, and implementing the MES System in our Paint facility.”
Justin Schlater
IT Director Associate
Navistar International
“FTE is not a company to just tell you what needs to be improved, they will lead the improvement, ensure the alignment of leaders and that processes are in place to sustain gains.”
John Mocny
General Manager, Vehicle and Supply Chain Operations
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

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