CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Global Productivity Solutions CEO Aimée Cowher announced that she has left the company to work with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan as the executive assistant to the mayor and director of Lean Process Management project.
Cowher began working with Mayor Duggan when GPS, an industry leader in productivity improvement and business turnaround, was selected to lead a project to improve the city’s purchasing processes, as part of Project Lean, an eight-week initiative launched in May.
Cowher was among eight women in metro Detroit nominated by DBusiness readers as one of the magazine’s 2014 Powered by Women honorees in the July-August 2014 issue.
Project Lean has focused on eight city of Detroit departments, which local business experts analyzed, then provided solutions using Lean Process Improvement, a methodology that removes waste and increases efficiency while improving the value and quality of the service or product provided. Cowher will now oversee all improvement projects for the city.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to play an integral role in making positive changes in the City,” Cowher said. “Our goal is to use Lean Process Improvement to ensure we provide better service to Detroit residents and businesses, and to engage employees to deliver high quality service with the resources we have by increasing efficiency and cutting waste.”
GPS Founding Partner, Gary Cone, will assume the role of CEO.