Donna Turner - Owner/CEO
Donna has built an impressive manufacturing and remanufacturing facility, with a highly advanced metrology lab and a great technical team, which supports a growing list of companies. She leads Lifecycle Specialties' daily operations and works with co-owner Kevin Westerson on continuing expansion efforts.
Her previous experience includes reliability and quality positions with a global manufacturing company, where she held an instrumental role as one of the first Six Sigma master black belts, providing training in locations around the globe.
Following her time at this Fortune 100 company and before launching Lifecycle Specialties, Donna established her own consulting firm providing consulting and training to companies wanting to implement Six Sigma.
Donna graduated magnum cum laude and holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Math, both from Purdue University. She also taught at the collegiate level and was honored with several teaching awards.
She looks forward to finding new, innovative ways to bring her unique skill set and 25 years of career experience to meet your emerging industry needs.
Kevin Westerson - Owner/Vice President
Kevin's 34 years of experience with a Fortune 100 company, focusing on remanufacturing, product engineering, cost reduction, new product implementation, and research, provides him with the technical knowledge and customer experiences needed to successfully grow Lifecycle Specialties customer base, provide technical leadership, and manage all of Lifecycle Specialties' new and on-going projects.
His previous roles include CTO of Global Remanufacturing, CTO of an Aftermarket Business,
and Executive Engineer.
Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from North Dakota State University and is the holder of several patents. Kevin was selected to attend the prestigious Managing International Design & Development Executive Seminar at Carnegie Mellon.
Kevin's expertise and experience can help your company with engineering consulting, identifying remanufacturing opportunities, providing cost savings and a more environmentally friendly solution than new manufacturing, and implementing efficient manufacturing/remanufacturing processes.