Mr. Ben Ward, Manager, is a certified process improvement specialist with over a decade of experience improving value streams in government and commercial organizations. Ben’s expertise includes focused specialization in distribution, manufacturing, and maintenance. He facilitated a multi-million-dollar revenue throughput expansion effort for a national retailer’s distribution network. Supporting a furniture manufacturing firm, Ben led a cross-functional team to reduce internal rework processes, resulting in a first-year positive financial impact of $450K. He is skilled in strategic and operational planning, risk management, and leadership development.
Ben is a US Navy Veteran who thrived in the high-tempo environment of Naval Aviation. He worked as an Avionics Technician on Seahawk Helicopters where he excelled as a non-Commissioned Officer and technician managing flight-line operations and conducting methodical aircraft inspections and maintenance. His performance as a Non-Commissioned Officer earned him an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Commission as an Officer in the United States Navy. Ben’s career in Naval Aviation continued as a Naval Flight Officer on E-2C Hawkeyes until departing the Navy and joining Roxtar Consulting.
Ben earned a Master of Business Administration from Shenandoah University where he focused his studies on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Process Improvement.