Watertown resident David Yoest receives ATA award

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Watertown resident David Yoest, an Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) Six Sigma master black belt for Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), was recognized as a department employee of the quarter.

Yoest was recognized for taking his experience over the last five years of deploying ATA's process-based management system.

He has shared the experiences, lessons and best practices with an entirely different, but similar, organization by helping them bootstrap a process based management system from a traditional organization of separately-directed departments.

In doing so, he has visited on approximately 10 different occasions, working side-by-side and advising top management as well as giving this organization a tremendous leg up in accelerating their efforts.

Skilled in various facilitation techniques, this activity he has delivered in a corporate reach back role is the culmination of his entire career.

Yoest has worked at AEDC for 25 years.