Developing, managing, auditing, and leading sustainable quality systems, Finding solutions to build margin within the organization, Reducing risk and improving product quality
Carlton is a CPG leader that excels in change management and operational excellence within contracted networks of manufacturers, re-packers, and warehouses.
His ability to see the big picture and collaborate cross-functionally to find practical solutions throughout the supply chain has added value to the fortune 500, high-growth, privately held, and startup organizations he has served.
Carlton has a diverse manufacturing, corporate, and entrepreneurial background within several categories of the cannabis, cosmetic, food and beverage, and nutritional supplement industries.
He is passionate about innovation and branding and has a strong relationship-building personality suited to building effective teams that are agile and responsive.
Ongoing education has been a passion of Carlton: he is certified in Lean Six Sigma (Yellow Belt), he is a certified Quality Manager of Organizational Excellence, he is certified in PCQI and HACCP, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, and he has a Master’s in Operational Management.
He enjoys educating others and speaks at events with topics relating to quality in contract manufacturing.
Carlton developed, managed, audited, and led sustainable quality systems at several organizations in his career; he finds excitement in building products, teams, and systems.
Carlton excels at understanding the value chain and finding solutions to build margin within the organization.
He recently identified $1M of recoupable costs from suppliers and contract manufacturers at his current organization.
Earlier in his career, he was able to restructure a quality department, resulting in a significant cost reduction (approx. 25%), while reducing risk and improving product quality and productivity.
He developed his passion from his first optimization project, where he saved an estimated $250K.