Bill Duffy is a director in West Monroe Partners’ Consumer and Industrial Products practice, based in Chicago. He has nearly 30 years of experience leading complex operational improvement programs for a variety of manufacturing and heavy process industry organizations.
Bill Duffy is a highly experienced strategy and operations consulting executive who blends a background in engineering with extensive manufacturing operations and business insights to help clients succeed in the face of the Industry 4.0 evolution and maximize value through their people, assets and technology.
He offers a wealth of experience that includes operations and strategy leadership; global manufacturing operations excellence from the shop floor to the board room; digitally enabled business transformation; commercial, pricing, product lifecycle management and field-service effectiveness; operational analysis and due diligence; and global and multi-site project management. He has worked with a wide array of companies across the across the manufacturing, energy, chemicals, food and beverage, life sciences, natural resources, industrial and building products, and other sectors.
Bill joined West Monroe Partners in January 2016 from Evolve Partners LLP, a North American business improvement and operations excellence implementation consultancy for which he was a vice president. A member of the firm’s Executive Leadership team, he led multiple business and operations excellence implementation and performance improvement projects for global enterprises. His previous consulting experience includes roles with BearingPoint, Celerant Consulting, and Deloitte & Touche. Bill also was a business unit manager with Illinois Tool Works’ Deltar/Impro division for nearly a decade
Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in Finance and International Business from Loyola University Chicago. He is a certified Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt.