Operating Advisor, Manufacturing and Lean
April has over 25 years of operations and manufacturing leadership experience in the food, beverage, and agriculture industries. She currently serves as President of AH Blackmore, a consulting company that works to develop companies’ manufacturing practices and builds systems to drive improvement. April specializes in operations, manufacturing, continuous improvement/lean, supply chain, safety, engineering, robotics, enterprise resource planning, and is sought out for her expertise in total productive maintenance (TPM), lean methodology, and artificial intelligence.
Previously, April served as VP of Operations at Del Monte Fresh, and has held various operations, manufacturing, quality, and safety roles at other leading businesses such as Quaker Oats, PepsiCo, Nestle, Super Store Industries, Nature’s Bounty, California & Hawaiian Sugar, and Plant Sciences Inc.
April earned her B.A. in Biology from Azusa Pacific University and her M.B.A in Business Administration and Management from San Jose State University. April also received an Artificial Intelligence Certificate from MIT Sloan.