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Designing the Future

Today’s elite companies know that the ability to consistently create successful new products and services is their most powerful competitive advantage. In addition to providing…

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Designing The Future

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David Verble

David has been a performance improvement consultant and leadership coach since 2000. Prior to that, he worked for Toyota in North America for 14 years,…

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Senior Advisors and Staff

Chet Marchwinski

Chet has been a  humble, unwashed scribe of the lean continuous improvement movement since books by Taiichi Ohno and Shigeo Shingo first hit North America in the…

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James Womack

Dr. James Womack is the father of the lean movement and has been talking about creating value through continuous innovation around deep customer understanding for…

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Peter Ward

Peter Ward is Professor of Operations Management and holds the Richard M. Ross Chair in Management at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Peter…

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José R. Ferro

José R. Ferro is a senior advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute and president of Lean Institute Brasil, a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 to…

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Tom Ehrenfeld

Tom Ehrenfeld is a writer and editor living in Cambridge, MA. A former writer/editor with Inc. Magazine and Harvard Business Review, he is the author of The Startup Garden: How Growing A…

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Karen Gaudet

Karen has over 30 years’ experience leading business, training, and developing the capability of team members and executives in rapid-growth environments.  Previously, as Regional Director…

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Masia Goodman

Masia joined LEI in 2006 with a background in education, having taught French and Comparative World Religion at the high school level. During her early…

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Josh Howell

Joshua Howell is president and executive team leader at the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI). For over a decade, he has supported individuals and organizations with…

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Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan, Ph.D. is President of EMC Network, a research and consulting firm specializing in new product and process creation. He is also Senior Advisor to…

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Ryan Booth

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Taylor Esaki

Taylor is the Marketing Manager at the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI).  Taylor is a trained Industrial Engineer with a BS from Northeastern University, and a…

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Kam Jain

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Alice Lee

Continuous improvement leader and coach. Her responsibilities include:​ Collaborating with universities and other research communities. ​ Developing educational content in traditional and new media.​ Coaching executives…

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Jikku Mohan

Jikku Mohan primarily engages with companies as a lean coach to support their organizational transformation in the areas of operational excellence, strategy deployment, design of…

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John Drogosz

John Drogosz is a Product and Process Development Coach at the Lean Enterprise Institute. John has over 20 years of Lean manufacturing, product development and…

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Lory Moniz

Lory Moniz is a relative newcomer to Lean despite her remarkable ability to think and communicate visually, which she’s noticed has propelled her career. In…

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Mark Reich

Mark supports new product development and the Co-Learning Partners program, assisting companies engaged in lean transformation. Since joining LEI in 2011, Mark spent 5 years…

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Matthew Savas

Matt serves as content director at the Lean Enterprise Institute responsible for the institute’s content strategy in all mediums. He also serves as Director of…

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