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Darren Walsh

Darren Walsh

Lean Coach, LEA

Originally an Industrial Engineer, Darren qualified with a Lean Masters’ Degree through the Lean Enterprise Research Centre in 2004 and is also certified Zenge-Miller Leadership Instructor, Prosci Change Management Practitioner and voluntary business mentor for Business Wales. 

He has over 25 years’ experience in leading change, developing people and delivering breakthrough business performance. This experience includes working with some of the very best in Medical, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Automotive, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Gaming and the Electronics sector and throughout several countries that include: UK, US, Ireland, France, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands & Germany.

Darren spent over 7 years has Division Lean & Business Improvement Manager at Parker & Zodiac Aerospace, where he developed structured Lean Management System to support an improvement culture and multi-site improvement. At Boston Scientific, Sega & Aiwa he led site-wide transformation that delivered breakthrough results, as well his improvement journey he has also held the position of General Manager and Business Unit Manager at Hobbs & Sega.

Recognition of his improvement work led to him achieving a number of corporate best practice awards for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing improvement at Boston Scientific & Parker Hannifin.

Darren’s passion lies in developing a greater understanding of the common pitfalls of Lean transformation and developing the capability of management to become their organisation’s change leaders.

Articles by Darren Walsh
Real Leaders Think and Act Differently
Are your management routines and Gemba Walks suffering from the superficial observations of the day-tripper? Or are your leaders adding real value to your employees, the organisation and your customers? More »
It's All About the Mindset on Gemba Walks
Darren Walsh believes that there are few things more critical to a successful gemba walk than the right mindset. Do you have the right one when you Go and See? Read more and find out. More »
What Too Many Lean Leaders Forget about Gemba Walks
Lean Coach Darren Walsh of the UK's Lean Enterprise Academy has seen many lean leaders make a troubling, yet highly avoidable, mistake on their gemba walks. Are you making that same mistake? Read his article and find out what it is and how to avoid it! More »