Technology Today

2015 Issue 1

Peter Kampf

Engineering Profiles

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Peter Kampf
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Chad Spalt
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Amanda Rickman
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Jeff Shubrooks
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Aaron Shin
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Laura Vogt
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Craig Armiento
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Chris McCarroll
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Krista Gumiela
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Engineering Profile

Peter Kampf
Senior Director,
Enterprise Lean Manufacturing, Corporate Operations

Since joining Raytheon in 1989, Peter Kampf has continually engaged in and worked towards process and engineering improvement throughout the company. He is currently senior director of Enterprise Lean Manufacturing for the Raytheon Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance (ET&MA) organization. Kampf is primarily responsible for developing and deploying waste elimination processes throughout the company’s value stream, enabing faster cycle times while maintaining high product quality and reducing overall manufacturing costs.

When asked about what excites him about his job, Kampf states that it is “the challenge of constantly finding and implementing new ways to improve the manufacturing efficiency of our products. By constantly improving our processes and manufacturing technologies it enables us to affordably provide our warfighters with the superior capabilities they require to meet their mission objectives.”

Prior to his role with ET&MA, Kampf was the Business Lean director for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Operations. There, he drove product affordability, major improvement initiatives as well as business-wide employee based safety efforts. Again, he focused on operational excellence, i.e., the mindset and practice of continuous improvement. When asked about this mindset, Kampf points to “making a difference for our end customer. I feel I can leverage commercial best practices and innovate our processes to realize meaningful results.”

His other previous Raytheon experience includes work with the Trident Missile Guidance Computer program where Kampf acted in a quality engineering role, reducing product variation and eliminating waste in both automated and manual assembly processes. He was a lead process engineer for the E-2C Hawkeye Mission Computer Upgrade program where he indoctrinated lean concepts into the transition-to-production arena. He also led major facility transition efforts during the late 1990s where his leadership resulted in the optimization of product flow, the tripling of manufacturing throughput and bottom-line savings to his customers.

Kampf is a Raytheon Six Sigma(R6s) Expert. His experience as an Expert has been career changing. “This experience,” Kampf says, “exposed me to many facets of the business and provided me new tools and methods to help improve product cycle times, quality and cost. I recommend all Raytheon employees make the most of applying R6s to their daily efforts.” Kampf is also a current member of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (GBMP) and a past board of directors member for the Northeast Region of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).

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