Steve Fannon


About Steve

Steve has over 20 years of experience in product and process quality improvement including Lean, Six Sigma and many supporting techniques and tools applied throughout the automotive industry in various roles.  This experience spans manufacturing, engineering and business domains within a UK automotive OEM, and their ‘tier 1’ supply base.  As a consultant, Steve has been supporting the development of improvement capabilities across a wide range of sectors including retail, business services, pharma and local government.

With significant experience in teaching and coaching Lean Six Sigma ‘Belts’ at all levels, Steve has also led the development of integrated learning programmes for process excellence, quality improvement and leadership, delivering success through partnership and collaboration.

As Chartered Engineer, Six Sigma Master Black Belt and experienced Improvement Leader, Steve brings experience of practice across a wide range of improvement approaches including strategic improvement planning & project portfolio management, Problem Solving, Process Improvement, Failure-Mode Avoidance, New Product Development & Introduction, CI leadership and integration of OpEx approaches.


Birmingham City University
BEng (Hons) Management of Manufacturing Systems

University of Bradford
MSc (Distinction) Engineering & Process Excellence
Research Dissertation: “Identification of Continuous Improvement (CI) Roles and Competences for Mid-Level Management, and Their Relationship to the Organisation’s CI Capability.”

Six Sigma
Black Belt Certified, Jaguar Land Rover
Master Black Belt Certified, Ford Motor Company

Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
Chartered Engineer

Published work
“Mastering continuous improvement (CI): the roles and competences of mid-level management and their impact on the organisation’s CI capability”, The TQM Journal, March 2021