Meet the BIS Experts – Michael Pop

Michael R. Pop, Sr. Consultant
630.505.0500 x360

Michael R. Pop is a full-time senior consultant with Illinois BIS and has spent more than 30 years providing Quality Engineering, Quality Management, Management Systems, Lean, and Lean Six Sigma support to various industries, including diversified manufacturers, colleges and universities, not for profits, and healthcare organizations.

He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and has more than 20 years of consulting experience in such areas as sheet metal, fire & safety, coatings, metals, thermoforming, injection molding, logistics, food & drug, education, service, healthcare and chemicals. He regularly conducts Lean Six Sigma Black belt training for Illinois BIS as well Six Sigma Green belt, and Champion training. He is well versed in the use and implementation of continuous improvement strategies using various statistical techniques, including “Design of Experiments” for process and product improvement.


  • Strategic Business Solutions
  • Transformational Leadership and Culture Change
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Delivery and Lead-Time Improvement Lean Six Sigma
  • Green Belt/Black Belt/Champion • Visual Management using 5S
  • Mistake Proofing
  • TPM
  • Set up Reduction
  • Value Stream Mapping Quality – Tools
  • Failure Modes & Effects
  • Design of Experiments
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control


Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
Senior Member American Society for Quality

MBA – Purdue University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology – Purdue University

Illinois BIS quality experts have the knowledge and skills to immediately assist your organization.  Contact us today for your own customized, onsite Lean Tools, Six Sigma, or Quality Standards Implementation training!