Bo Gardner

Lean Continuous Improvement Leader, GE Aerospace


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Carl "Bo" Gardner is the Lean Continuous Improvement Leader for GE Aerospace. He has over 20 years of experience in lean implementation, operations management, supply chain, logistics, and quality management in the automotive, aerospace, and consumer product industries. He implemented A3 reporting techniques, improved process flows, VSM, and LCA, and mentored Six Sigma Black Belts. The results from the implementation of lean systems include over $4.5 MM in savings from improvements in labor, scrap, energy, raw materials, and obsolescence; with labor productivity improved by 24%.

Mr. Gardner holds a Master of Science in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and Supervision. He is Six Sigma Black Belt (S.S.B.B.) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified from UAH. Mr. Gardner also has extensive training in Leadership Development and Coaching. He has taught for UAH Professional Development for over 15 years. Before becoming the Lean Continuous Improvement Leader for GE Aerospace, he held positions at BASF, PPG Aerospace, and Continental.


  • M.S., Project Management, Florida Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Operations Management and Supervision, Auburn University


  • Six Sigma Black Belt (S.S.B.B.)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Improvement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Engineering Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Manufacturing