Mark Fendley is the Continuous Improvement Manager for BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina. BMW Manufacturing is a subsidiary of BMW AG and the sole global production site for the BMW X5, X6, and X3 vehicles. Fendley has more than 20 years of manufacturing management experience and 17 years of manufacturing and continuous improvement leadership experience in the Japanese and German automotive industry. In his capacity as Continuous Improvement Manager, Fendley is responsible for the Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen and Associate Involvement initiatives at BMW Manufacturing. He leads a team of LSS Master Black Belts, Black Belts and Kaizen Facilitators in an in-house consulting structure that educates and trains the BMW campus in continuous improvement tools and methodologies, and leads LSS projects, Kaizen and Lean transformations. Under his leadership, the continuous improvement training and project support has been expanded to include other BMW divisions, suppliers and dealers.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt since 2004 and a certified Kaizen Facilitator since 1991.