New Product Development Director | Business Process Optimization | Strategy Development & Deployment | Lean Six Sigma


Mina Gabriel
Experienced new product development and business process optimization leader with proven history of working across strategic business enterprises and cross functional teams, developing and deploying strategies, tools and leading practices, reinvigorating organic growth by accelerating commercialization, introducing hundreds of new offerings.
Effective communicator, influencing all levels of organization, from executive leadership to business and functional teams, building consensus. Strategic thinker, passionate about producing results, continuously looking for new challenges.

Expertise in:
Operational Excellence | Change Management and Org Design | Continuous Process Improvement | Business Optimization | Management Consulting and Coaching | Marketing and Commercial Excellence | Flawless Product Launch | Lean and Six Sigma


  1. -
    Director of Technology and Velocity Product Develo, Honeywell

    Led strategic business enterprise cross functional teams to strengthen new product development and related functional processes, deploying leading practices and tools. Deployed agile product development strategies, commercializing over 115 new products valued at $1.5B in revenue for 2017, forecasting additional 150 new products with $1.6B in revenue for 2018. Improved year-over-year new product revenue by 38% by accelerating end-to-end new product introduction by 40% and improving new product vitality by over 30%. Additionally, improved differentiation, design and customer experience of new offerings, achieving year-over-year margin improvement of 34%.
    Worked in this role through December, 2017.

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    Corporate Director of Velocity Product Development, Honeywell International

    • Strengthened end-to-end new product introduction (NPI) process, reducing cycle time of new product development and introduction by over 40%, significantly improving win rate in market place, as measured by revenue and margin enhancement.

    • Developed and deployed benchmark VPD - NPI maturity Framework and Assessment Process, tracking performance and execution of NPI processes globally for $40B company in businesses across performance materials and technologies, automation controls, aerospace and transport systems.
    • Enabled Honeywell to launch over 900 new products in existing and new markets by strengthening innovation, ideation, marketing and sales processes.

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    Corporate Director of Six Sigma for Growth and Des, Honeywell International

    • • Implemented deployment of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) in product development globally across Honeywell, achieving training and certification of over 13,000 engineers and scientists and gains of multimillion dollars in organic growth, profitability and cost of quality.
    • Led deployment of benchmark Six Sigma initiative, targeting strategy and business development, training and certifying over 2500 executives and company leaders across all functions.
    • Made Six Sigma “the way we do business at Honeywell” by working directly with senior functional leaders, including Six Sigma Executive Council, Technology Leadership Council, Strategic Marketing & Commercial Excellence Council, strengthening every business process.

    • Led Honeywell Six Sigma Lean Master’s Development Program globally across 4 Strategic Business Groups (SBGs), certifying over 150 Master Black Belts and Lean Masters, executing multimillion dollar projects and becoming future leaders of corporation.
    • Developed and deployed standardized Lean Six Sigma training programs across Honeywell, leading global Six Sigma Learning Council, training and certifying all salaried employees at Honeywell as Green Belts and over 4000 employees, in all functions, as Black Belts and Lean experts, achieving significant business and financial impact.

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    Corporate Six Sigma Director & Certified MBB, Honeywell (AlliedSignal)

    • Led cross-functional team of internal and external experts, developing and deploying benchmark Six Sigma program targeting strategy and growth processes, deploying globally in over 30 business enterprises across 4 SBGs.
    • Trained and mentored Master Black Belts (MBBs), BBs and GBs into certification, with portfolio of growth and productivity projects valued at tens of millions of dollars in new revenue, enhancing margin and cash flow.
    • Realized over $75M in merger savings, working with 2 senior leadership teams completing merger and integration of AlliedSignal and Honeywell, including deployment of Allied Signal Benchmark Lean Six Sigma program across Honeywell.

Experience Highlights

  • Director of Technology and Velocity Product Development at Performance Materials and Technologies
    Honeywell International
  • Corporate Director of Velocity Product Development (VPD)
    Honeywell International
  • Corporate Six Sigma Director & Certified Master Black Belt
    Honeywell (Allied Signal)
  • Corporate Director of Six Sigma for Growth and Design Processes
    Honeywell (Allied Signal)

Education Highlights

  • Doctorate of Biochemistry (Ph.D.)
    Enzyme Kinetics and Analytical Sciences, Seton Hall University, S. Orange, NJ.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
    Organic and Analytical Chemistry,         Western Michigan University,  Kalamazoo, MI


  • Higher Education
    Member, The Loyola Executive Council and President Executive Council, Saint Joseph's University
  • Charity
    Member, Board of Administrations, Free Methodist Church, New York Conference


  • 34%
    year-over-year new product revenue Improvement
  • 38%
    year-over-year New Product margin improvemen
  • 40%
    end-to-end new product introduction acceleration


  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Operational Excellence
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Change Management and Org Desi
  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • Management Consulting and
  • Flawless Product Launch
  • Skill Management Consulting an



United States

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