Timothy Noble is the president & managing partner of The Avery Point Group. Mr. Noble has almost 30 years of executive leadership experience in business transformation, manufacturing, supply chain management, distribution, and executive search. Throughout his career he has been consistently promoted and has held senior level executive band roles in major Fortune 500 companies like General Electric (GE) and The Stanley Works (SWK – now Stanley Black & Decker). As a GE trained Master Black Belt and Shingijutsu trained Lean executive, Mr. Noble has extensive transformation experience applying Lean and Six Sigma globally.
I started The Avery Point Group in 2004 because I felt, like many entrepreneurs, there was an underserved market need… a need for an executive search and recruiting firm that took a true subject matter expert based advisory and consulting approach to candidate and client engagement, versus the heavy handed sales centric techniques used by all too many recruiting firms. Unlike other firms, we truly speak the Lean and Six Sigma language of our clients and candidates.Timothy Noble - President & Managing Partner
Prior to his entrepreneurial career move into executive search in 2004, Mr. Noble held the position of Director of Global Operations for Stanley-Bostitch, the second largest division of The Stanley Works. In that role, Noble had responsibility for 8 plants and over 1,900 employees with operations throughout North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Asia, supporting revenue in excess of $0.6 Billion. While at The Stanley Works, Noble was also responsible for the North American distribution operations of the business’s Hand Tool and Hardware Group, supporting revenue in excess of $1.0 Billion. In each role at The Stanley Works, Noble delivered significant productivity and fill-rate results, leveraging both Lean and Six Sigma across the business’s manufacturing, distribution and supply chain operations.
Prior to joining The Stanley Works, Noble spent almost 14 years with General Electric and was consistently promoted into roles of increasing responsibility in supply chain management, plant operations, Six Sigma leadership and plant management (GE Executive Band level roles). In his earlier Six Sigma role, while at GE Lighting, Noble had responsibility for driving the North American Production Division’s Six Sigma Stable Operations and Span initiatives across 26 plants in the US, Canada, and Mexico, supporting $2.0B+ in revenue (an executive leadership development staff role reporting directly to a GE Corporate Officer and VP). In that role, Noble worked closely with GE’s Chief Six Sigma Quality Officer, who reported directly to Chairman and CEO Jack Welch, and helped deliver significant capacity and throughput improvements in an environment of growing product demand and limited capital investment.
Mr. Noble holds a B.S. in Management / Industrial Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated with Highest Distinction and received the Salisbury Prize, one of the university’s oldest and most prestigious academic achievement awards. Since 1871, the Salisbury Prize has only been given to the university’s most meritorious graduates who have completed all of their degree requirements “faithfully, industriously, and with distinguished attainment”. Upon graduation Noble was recruited into General Electric’s highly selective Manufacturing Management Program (GE MMP), with assignments in GE Transportation and GE Government Electronics divisions. The GE-MMP program was designed to develop and fast track high-potential operational leaders by combining over a year of classroom leadership development and operations management training with 4 rotational work assignments across various GE businesses.
The son of a Presbyterian minister and theology professor, Noble spent his youth growing up in Basel, Switzerland and in the Westchester suburbs of New York City. After many corporate promotions and relocations throughout his career, Noble now happily resides with his wife and family in the Atlanta area.