Meet Deborah! Deborah is one of Plus Groups’ Senior Production Consultants at our Tennessee office. She has worked with Plus Group since January, already demonstrating her vast career expertise and field knowledge. She believes in a holistic approach to equipment maintenance and strives for the perfect production by involving the workforce behind the machines.

Deborah started at the University of Kentucky, where she earned her BS in Chemical Engineering. Post-college, Deborah sought opportunities in the Technical and Maintenance field, landing jobs at both Kellogg’s and P&G. Here, she gained extensive hands-on experience in TPM methodology and implementation. It is no surprise that she was honored with the prestigious Diamond Award for Manufacturing Excellence before retiring from P&G.

Deborah is an expert in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), spending the last few years as a TPM consultant. As a Senior Production Consultant at Plus Group, Deborah incorporates TPM to support organizations by building capability in their crew and effectively teaching and implementing TPM methodologies. She attributes her success to perseverance and learning from her mistakes.

Deborah gives this advice to prospective engineers, “do well in school, but also participate in activities that build your communication and leadership skills, which help when working in large organizations.”

When she’s not at work, she can be found supporting her husband as he competes in FLW Pro fishing tournaments or serving the community through her church. Her daughter lives in LA, and is pursuing a career in film, while her stepson and his family live nearby. She also has two granddaughters, who both love to play softball.