Keith Willett is currently the Vice President of Engineering for Novar - Honeywell in Independence Ohio. Keith is responsible for the multi-national hardware, software and systems engineering teams that develop energy management solutions for the big box, centrally managed, retail market. Keith has successfully transitioned the development team from waterfall to a Scaled Agile Framework, which is now delivering product at a more predictable rate.
Prior to Novar, Keith was responsible for the execution of software programs for American Science and Engineering, as well as, the strategic planning of the software organization. He developed a comprehensive 5 year roadmap for spanning the 4 product lines that aligned with anticipated customer expectations and delivered product bookings of $8MM of software, in an industry that was opposed to software as a sellable product. Keith utilized Project Management and SCRUM practices to reduce the overall project budget overruns from 140% down to 5%.
Keith worked at SeaChange International as a Program Manager and an Engineering Manager. He moved the engineering organization successfully through their first process initiative with implementation of TL-9000 with zero non-conformances. Keith contributed to laying the infrastructure for transitioning programs from a traditional development model over to an agile model. During his SeaChange tenure Keith was given the opportunity to open a development center in the Philippines, establish the development process of the remote location, hire and manage all engineering staff.