Lean Coach, Lean Enterprise Institute
President, Fourtre Consulting
For over 20 years, Monte has embodied Toyota’s Production System (TPS) and its relentless pursuit of True North. Today, he finds a tremendous amount of satisfaction helping companies achieve operational excellence.
Monte began his career with Toyota at the NUMMI facility, managing various departments including Production, Special and New Model Projects, and the TPS Group. In 2003, Monte was selected from a pool of over 600 managers to join Toyota’s three-year Executive Development Program at the Operations and Management Development Division (OMDD), where he continued to develop his TPS knowledge and capability. At OMDD, Monte was responsible for implementing jishuken in the North American Paint and Plastics facilities, as well as deploying TPS at various supplier companies. During his tenure at OMDD, Monte was mentored by members of Toyota’s elite Operations and Management Consulting Division (OMCD).
In 2007, Monte launched Fourtre Consulting, a firm dedicated to transforming ordinary companies into extraordinary ones. Monte’s extensive TPS expertise has been applied across a myriad of industries, including automotive, retail, finance, and building products. He has applied his innovative strategies to greenfield sites, plant expansions, consolidations, product development, and product launches. Monte has worked with companies around the world.