John Drogosz, PhD
Senior Coach and Chief Engineer
Lean Enterprise Institute
John has over 20 years of lean manufacturing, product development, and above shop floor experience. As a vice president at Liker Lean Advisors, he has led lean transformations in numerous companies and industries, including Northrop Grumman, Johnson Controls, Areva, Peugeot-Citroen, Tenneco, Eaton, Hertz, Schlumberger, Harley-Davidson, Embraer, and Caterpillar.
John currently teaches classes in Lean Product and Process Development and Lean Manufacturing for the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He is a contributor to the Toyota Product Development System (2006) by Morgan and Liker and Liker’s book The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement (2011). Previously, he held a management role at Delphi Automotive in enterprise-wide lean implementation and worked through John Shook’s TWI Network.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and master’s and doctoral degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.