John Drogosz, PhD
Senior Coach and Chief Engineer
Product and Process Development
Lean Enterprise Institute
Vice President, Liker Lean Advisors
John has over 25 years of lean manufacturing, product development, and above-shop-floor experience. As a coach, 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.
As LEI’s chief engineer, process and product development, John leads the development of learning experiences that enhance design professionals’ lean development knowledge and capabilities while advancing the discipline’s body of knowledge. He codeveloped and is an instructor of LEI’s Designing the Future Remotely: A Lean Product & Process Development Immersive Learning Experience.
In addition, John teaches classes in lean product and process development and lean manufacturing for the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He also contributed to the Toyota Product Development System (2006) by Morgan and Liker and Liker’s book The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement (2011).
Previously, John held a management role at Delphi Automotive in enterprise-wide lean implementation and worked through John Shook’s TWI Network. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario and a master’s and a doctoral degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.