Jacob Raymer is an internationally recognized speaker addressing corporate and public audiences on the subjects of leadership roles & responsibilities, cultural transformation, and how to achieve enterprise excellence with the right behavior and sustainable long-term results.
As the former Shingo Prize Director of Education at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Jacob co-created the Shingo Model from key insights gained through partnerships with Steven Covey and Ritsuo Shingo (Former CEO of Toyota China). The Shingo Prize is regarded as the premier operational excellence award and recognition program in the world with Business Week dubbing The Shingo Prize as “the Nobel Prize of Manufacturing.” For over 10 years Jacob has developed and trained Shingo Examiners and 1000’s of individuals worldwide on how to assess and implement lean transformation by applying the Shingo Model and its principles. He continues to lecture at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in graduate courses such as “Leadership and Operational Excellence in a Global Context”, and “Principles of Operational Excellence” – where he brings practical application to the theoretical philosophy of excellence.
As a lean motivational speaker, Mr. Raymer shows organizations that true innovation is not achieved by superficial imitation or the isolated, random use of lean tools & techniques and systems (“know how”), but instead requires the “know why” — i.e., an understanding of underlying Principles. By blending his real-life stories and 5 years of Shingo Prize site-visits, Mr. Raymer educates, motivates, and entertains—delivering solutions audiences can use right away.
Mr. Raymer is a member of the National Oversight and Appeals Committee for the Lean Certification program that was created by the Shingo Prize, AME, and SME. At this capacity he actively participates in the development of the certification