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Mohammed Altassan

Post Projects Appraisal (PPA) Leader


An experienced Industrial Engineer who has worked on various projects to improve and optimize facilities. I am confident of my ability to drive positive results. My major skill is to improve processes by generating solutions to obstacles where none seem to exist. That skill has been demonstrated by obtaining a “Lean Six-Sigma” certificate from General Electric (GE) in process improvement and optimization

Work experience

Dec 2014Present

Projects Appraisal Leader

Saudi Aramco

Post Project Appraisal(PPA) is a semi-annual comprehensive assessment of Saudi Aramco's multibillion capital projects. PPA assesses the overall cycles of the projects including planning, execution, and operation. The main purpose of PPA is to identify lessons learned and best practices to support corporate management in making decisions and achieving better results. PPA supports companies to achieve efficiency and productivity. The exercise results are presented every six months to the Management Committee of Saudi Aramco including the CEO

Jun 2012Nov 2014

Operation Management Leadership Program (OMLP)

General Electric

OMLP is a 2 years leadership program that allows members to build leadership and functional skills through challenging rotational assignments and world-class trainings

Jan 2014Nov 2014

Material Projects Leader (OMLP)

GE Hungary

Led four major material projects in GE Hungary to reduce a slow moving inventory for the amount of $1 Billion. One of the major projects I executed during this assignment was to reduce GE's massive inventory by identifying the parts that can be ordered“ Just in Time” through historical data, this initiative led to around $200 Million of inventory reduction

Jul 2013Dec 2013

Operation Leader (OMLP)

GE Aviation

Operation Leader for the combustion liners production line in McAllen Texas, which included 30 highly skilled operators. We successfully improved the productivity of the line from 82% to 96% through eliminating non-value added processes. We also reduced the cost for each set of liners by 25% through improving productivity and quality. I also completed a CAPSTONE project during this assignment that improved the quality(First Time Yield) through optimizing the inspection process. The other achievement was to introduce and implement the method of KANBAN to the GE plant in McAllen, Texas

Jan 2013Jul 2013

Supplier Quality Engineer (OMLP)

GE Power & Water (France)

I was based in Belfort, France to qualify GE european suppliers for Frame 9 Gas Turbine blades and rings. I successfully mastered then trained GE suppliers on PLM ENOVIA, which is a central platform to qualify suppliers and parts. I also completed a Lean SixSigma project in Supplier Quality, which improved the quality of a major GE supplier in France by optimizing its inspection measures

Jul 2012Dec 2012

Process Quality Engineer (OMLP)

GE Power & Water (UAE)

Process Quality Engineer for the gas turbines' hot gas path (HGP) production line in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The main target of this assignment was to improve the first time yield (FTY) of the HGP line, which was 48% when I started the assignment. We successfully achieved an average of 80% FTY by the end of the assignment

Apr 2012Jul 2012

Commercial Engineer

GE Energy

Part of GE Saudi commercial team, our main target was to bid and win the major energy contracts in the kingdom. Our duties included finding opportunities, bidding, and even meeting and discussing with costumers. Our main costumers were major Saudi companies such as Saudi Aramco, SABI, and Saudi Electricity


Jun 2008Dec 2010

B.S.E Industrial and System Engineering

University of Michigan
Sep 2005May 2008

English and Engineering

Eastern Michigan University

Areas of expertise

  • Process Optimization
  • Cost Reduction
  • Business Development
  • Profit Maximization
  • Team Leadership
  • Energy
  • Presentation
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Change Management

Certificates and trainings

  • 6Sigma GreenBelt Certified: Gage R&R project with GE supplier. Belfort, France
  • TAKT (Technical Acceleration of Key Talent). Budapest, Hungary. 2012
  • Green Belt. Naples, Italy. 2013
  • OMLS (Operation Management Leadership Skills). Florence, Italy. 2013
  • ALJ (Activating Leadership Journey). Budapest, Hungary. 2014
  • IMPACT. New York, USA. 2014
  • Project Management. 2014
  • Improving Communication Quality. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 2015
  • Energy Value Chain. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 2015