Facilitating a “learning-by-doing” approach through the actual implementation of a proven operating model for driving business value

“Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

– John F Kennedy

About Us

We engage at the point-of-impact with our Client Partners. CSI facilitates a "learning-by-doing" approach through actual implementation of an Organizational Development and Employee Engagement models tailored to our clients' specific needs; building top-talented leadership at all levels of the organization, driving near-term results improvement, and an on-going sustainable and measurable competitive advantage.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas Edison


We believe lean tools drive business value when they are part of a system with leaders who know how to lead in the system. The tools do not operate alone, but as part of an entire operating model. We believe in a proven system that drives real improvement starting with a strategy to improve supported by a process for managing that strategy daily designed to identify problems at all levels of the organization. We believe in having a prespecified method for solving those problem to the root cause and we believe the whole process is held together with leader’s standard work.
The only source of knowledge is experience. -Albert Einstein

Your Advisors

Richard Kirchhoff - Owner

Rich started CSI Consulting to drive the implementation of lean six sigma systems for entire businesses from the front office to the manufacturing floor. Work with senior leadership on A3 Strategic development and implementation. Train all levels of organizations on lean principles including problem solving, daily management, Kaizens, TPM, standard work instruction, accountability, and FMEA.

Your Advisors

Patrick Putorti

Patrick started consulting in 2012 driven by a passion to help companies formalize the way they operator and improve their business. As a former Operations Management Consultant for Alcoa, Patrick brings experience from all of the globe including Spain, China, and Australia. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and 4 children and occasionally gets a chance to golf.

Your Advisors

Jeff Boris

Jeff completed a 31 year career at Alcoa in engineering, Maintenance, Production, and 5 years as Location Manager.  He currently consults across manufacturing facilities leveraging his plant management experience for excellence in EHS, Operations Management, and Cost analysis.  He and his wife have 4 adult children.  He currently lives in Newburgh, Indiana.

Your Advisors

Brian Mansure

Brian has a MS in Manufacturing and 23 years experience working for Alcoa, Stanley Works, Parker Hannifin, and CSI implementing lean principles and tools to get results.  Brian has a strong track record in complex environments (low volume / high mix) creating flow, manufacturing cells, standardized work, & built-in- quality to increase productivity.  He and his wife have 2 adult children and they currently live in South Jordan, Utah where they enjoy the outdoors.

Your Advisors

Kimo Oberloh

Kimo has been in manufacturing for around 30 years.  He started with Toyota Motor Manufacturing in 1990, working in the Production Control area.  His career took him through Mercedes Benz, USI, during the construction of their first plant in the U.S.A.  and The Boeing Company and Delphi, creating and establishing Operating Systems that are based in the Toyota Production System.  For the past 15 years he has been a resource to various companies to establish and improve existing Operating Systems.

Your Advisors

Jeff Swoyer

Jeff is a former HR executive who has directed the HR function as a strategic partner in five world class global companies including Alcoa. Jeff also led the turn-around of a $60 Million manufacturing business. Jeff was trained and mentored by Toyota Production Systems experts while with Alcoa and has years of experience deploying lean manufacturing methodology throughout various businesses.  Jeff holds a MS HRD from Villanova, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Practice Areas

CSI, LLC works with clients to solve business problems and build a system of tools into an operating model that will sustain the gains and launch the organization on a journey to world class levels.  
  • Strategic A3 Development
  • Daily Management / Tiered Auditing
  • Practical Problem Solving
  • Leader’s Standard Work
  • Technology Solutions