John Parsons

Partner, Calgary, Canada

John is based in our Calgary office and leads our Organization Practice's transformational change work for the Americas. He has extensive experience serving oil and gas, chemical, and basic materials companies, with a focus on overall operations and organizational performance transformation. He has worked in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

John has led or participated in more than 20 operations and maintenance transformations, in a variety of industries, since joining the firm in 2004. He is a graduate of McKinsey’s Lean Operations Academy. Before joining the firm, John managed strategic improvement and business development projects at Bombardier Aerospace, where he was a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Publications

The upside of downtime

Better management of shutdowns and turnarounds can yield schedule and cost improvements of up to 30 percent.

Optimizing maintenance turnarounds

Turnarounds are challenging to manage, but they are pivotal events in the lifecycle of large manufacturing assets

The missing link in mining-company productivity: People

To address its productivity challenge, the mining industry has invested heavily in technology. New evidence shows that it also needs to pay more attention to its people.