Jeffrey M.

Jeffrey M. Koff

Jeffrey M. Koff is the Director of Lean Six Sigma Projects and Initiatives for Xerox Corporation. He was appointed to this position in September of 2010.

Jeff is responsible for driving lasting Lean Six Sigma culture throughout the Corporation by coordinating cross-organizational projects and change initiatives.  He is also responsible for developing Master Black Belts to lead the culture change.  Lean Six Sigma is a major Xerox initiative which is driving new levels of business performance, product offerings, and results based on the customer-centered, industry-recognized methodologies.

Jeff has been working closely with Lean Six Sigma and has also held three other posts within this field; Master Black Belt, Manager of Design for Lean Six Sigma, and Director of Lean Six Sigma Learning.

Prior to his current assignment, Jeff was a product design and manufacturing manager, where he was responsible for design and development activities for a family of printing marking engines.  He was also responsible for manufacturing including design and implementation of the factory as well as managing the manufacturing operation.

Since joining Xerox in 1980, Jeff has held various positions in manufacturing, product design, and field services.  In 1998, he was appointed as the site manager for SOHO manufacturing operations in Ireland.  He holds patents in both manufacturing processes and product innovations.

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering at the University of Buffalo in 1981, followed by a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1984.

Jeff is currently a volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Action Team and is on the Board of Directors for Moonshadow-Spirit, a non-profit focused on helping women with eating disorders.

Getting the buy-in of senior leadership to a Lean Six Sigma deployment goes further than just getting them to embrace DMAIC, says Jeffrey Koff, director of Lean Six Sigma Initiatives at Xerox Corporation. As PEX Network launches Tales from a Master Black Belt column this month, Koff gives top tips from Xerox on growing support for Lean Six Sigma...Full Article »