Suzy Easterling-Wood

Daniel Hrobak

Lean Black Belt
Quality Assurance / Process Improvement Engineer
Phone: 603-271-2941

Dan has been at the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) since January 2017 after just over two years at the DoD Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) as an Earned Value Analyst/Engineer. He previously worked at NHDES from 2011 to 2014. In 2012, he participated in his first Kaizen event at General Electric in Hooksett, NH and facilitated several "End to End" process improvement events at DCMA. While at NHDES, he has participated in or led many Lean events. In June 2018, Dan received his Lean Black Belt certification from NH BET.


  • NH Bureau of Education and Training, Lean Black Belt
  • Grantham University, MBA
  • Professional Engineer Licensure
  • Project Management Professional, PMI
  • University of New Hampshire, MS, Civil Engineering
  • Merrimack College, BS, Civil Engineering


  • Team Facilitation
  • Presentations
  • Project Management
  • Data analysis


  • Quality Assurance/Process Improvement Engineer, NHDES
  • Earned Value Analyst/Engineer, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
  • Senior Compliance Engineer, NHDES
  • Stack Test Engineer, NHDES
  • Engineer, Alden Research Laboratory

Lean Work

  • Shingo Model focus - Dimension 1: Cultural Enablers
  • Available for mentoring
  • Facilitated or co-facilitated intra-agency and cross-state Lean events
  • Assisted in the development of Lean White Belt training in conjunction with BET
  • NHDES Lean Coordinator/Lean Team Chairperson
  • Led and participated in "End to End" process improvement events at DCMA
  • Served as "Fresh Eyes" at a General Electric Lean event concerning Bladed disk optimization
  • Member of Lean Executive Committee