Co-Owner, Teaching Lean Incorporated
Tracey has over 29 years of combined experience in various roles within Toyota and learned lean practices as a group leader at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky from 198 to 1998. She was one of the first team members hired, with the fortunate opportunity to learn directly from Japanese trainers. As a group leader and quality circle advisor, she learned firsthand about lean tools and culture development.
For the last 19 years, as president of Teaching Lean, Inc., Tracey has worked with Toyota North American plants and other companies on their lean journeys, helping them develop employees’ capabilities, including team members and company leaders. Using problem-solving and aligning daily activities with company business plans, she assists clients in creating lean cultures that are the foundations for long-term sustainability.
Tracey is an active coach and contributor to LEI’s Lean Post, teaches several problem-solving and A3 courses as an LEI faculty member, and is coauthor of The Toyota Engagement Equation.