Jay Monirian




As Director at TriVista, Jay brings clients significant global business and operational expertise. Over the past 30 years, he has led hundreds of projects in more than 20 countries across a wide industry spectrum, providing him with an international reputation for successfully developing strategic and operational plans, leading product development initiatives, increasing productivity, and managing programs that consistently exceed expectations.

Industry Experience

Jay has trained hundreds of Lean Six Sigma practitioners, and has served as acting COO, General Manager, and various other operational management positions for clients with enterprise values ranging from $20M to more than $500M.  He has participated in several manufacturing site expansions, consolidations and relocations, and has facilitated operational improvement engagements for mid-market companies across a wide array of industries, including:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Industrial
  • Consumer Goods
  • Food & Beverage
  • Medical Products

Professional Experience

  • Director of International Programs – Exelis (Formerly ITT Corporation)
  • Product Development Champion – Exelis (Formerly ITT Corporation)
  • Operations, Product Assurance, and Engineering Manager – Exelis (Formerly ITT Corporation)
  • Lead Trainer – Lean Six Sigma Green Belts, Black Belts, and Master Black Belts – Exelis (Formerly ITT Corporation)
  • Thermal & Structural Analyst – Lockheed Martin


  • University of Illinois – Champaign, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
    • Master of Science in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
  • University of New Orleans – New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Master of Business Administration


  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – ITT/George Group
  • Lean Master – ITT/George Group
  • Advanced Project Management – PMI

Awards & Recognition

  • Geneen award –ITT
  • Multiple Gold & Silver Best Practice Ring of Quality Awards – ITT


  • English (fluent)
  • Farsi (fluent)

Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor of Program Management & Operations Management – Purdue University

Board Positions

  • TRIAAC Board of Directors – President

Speaking Engagements

Jay has presented numerous papers at American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) as well as a presentation on Hospital Readmission Rate Reduction.

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • TRIAAC Board of Directors – President

Personal Interests & Endeavors

Jay is an avid tennis player and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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