ivo lopez - partner

Ivo Lopes


Ivo is Partner at S Plus Consult and joined in 2012

As lead sensei and executive coach Ivo has supported change across multi-site global operations. The complexity and scale ranges from Value Stream to Enterprise Transformations.

In the last 16 years Ivo has gained an extensive amount of CI experiences in his role of: Senior Leader Coach, CI teacher, Lean Expert, Lean Champion, Lean Team Leader, Sensei, CI Director & Master Black Belt.

Value Streams: Manufacturing, operations, EHS, supply chain, purchasing, sales, Regulatory Affairs, Product Design and R&D.

Ivo has developed and guided organizations from initial lean exposure to fully self-sustaining levels. He has coached, developed and trained 50+ leaders, 125+ experts and 250+ members. Also trained 120+ Black Belts is Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma.

Major Experiences:

  • Protech Operations Manager, Lear Corp. Gustavsburg (3y)
  • Project Manager, Automotive (7y)
  • Master Black Belt, Lear Coorp and Novelis, (11y)
  • CI Director, Novelis (7y)
  • Support to Scientists at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (3y)
  • Deployment Leader in different Business (10y)

Some of the business result of Ivo are:

  • Development of line implementation, personal, clients delivery, productivity from 1 shift to 3 shift production resulting in a sales increasing of 14M€ yearly.
  • Guided Cross regional Projects generating a ROI of 15M€
  • Trained 127 Black Belts supporting Projects generating 37,3M€
  • Supporting the deployment of Lean in the Casting Process generating more 7M€.
  • Supporting a large group of Scientists with their research

Ivo did his Masters in Business Administration and Economics at NOVA School of Business and Economics of Lisbon. Is certified Lean Sensei and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Certified Project Manager.

Area of Business: Automotive Industry in Interiors and Seating, Aluminium casting and rolled Products, Food Specialties, Pharmaceutical -, Medical -, Chemical Industry, Industrial Hydraulics, Aluminium Industry, Consultancy, Training & Qualification.

Countries: Germany, UK, France, Portugal, Luxemburg, Poland, Russia, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, USA, China & Taiwan.

Ivo lives in Germany and speaks German, English, Portuguese, French and can communicate in Italian and Spanish.