CDOT Announces New Process Improvement Chief

August 12, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER, COLORADO – Gary Vansuch of Centennial, CO, has been appointed to the newly-created position of Director of Process Improvement for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). He will begin his new duties on August 22nd.

Mr. Vansuch joins CDOT after working for the past two and one-half years as Senior Quality Manager and Principal Administrator of Quality at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.  He previously worked in various quality improvement and best practices  implementation positions for Oppenheimer Funds, J.P. Morgan Chase, Inc., Wells Fargo and Company, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Mr. Vansuch has also served as a Senior Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Performance Excellence Program.

At CDOT, Mr. Vansuch will be responsible for analyzing how CDOT conducts business in order to meet Colorado’s short and long-term strategic transportation needs.  As a part of his responsibilities, he will review CDOT’s current organization structure, process timelines, level of customer service, available resources, and established strategies and processes.  He will compile findings, present a report on those finding to CDOT Executive leadership, and will then be responsible for leading implementation of all changes approved.

CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt said he hopes Vansuch will lead an effort that will bring numerous process improvements to the agency of some 3,000 employees in more than 250 locations statewide.  “Gary brings extensive corporate background in process improvement and business systems analysis,” Hunt said.  “Like any business, CDOT needs to constantly review our processes and procedures, then make needed adjustments and improvements to ensure that we are delivering the best customer service possible.  Gary will lead us in this critical process.”