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Matthew Savas

Dave Brunt

Josh Howell

Joshua Howell is president and executive team leader at the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI). Howell was an architect and implementer of a lean operating system for retail stores at Starbucks Coffee Company, where he also created a team of lean coaches who helped facilitate and sustain the transformation globally. The system enabled improved quality for […]

Vasil Petrov

Vasil Petrov is founder and president of Lean Institute Bulgaria. He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration and MBA degree from UASF conducted in Germany, Australia and India. Vasil has extensive consulting experience (e.g. Porsche Consulting) and has participated and led multiple projects in various industries worldwide including the UK, US, Germany, and Iran. […]

Angélica Gutiérrez

Angelica Gutiérrez has more than 16 years of experience in human resources and business administration in Colombia and Brazil. For 10 years she has been bringing lean thinking to human resources to make companies more capable of evolving to meet ever-changing market needs.

Juan David Ruiz Valencia

Juan Ruiz has a masters in Global Business Administration (MBA) from Universitat de Barcelona and a degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Javeriana. He has 14 years of multicultural experience in operations management and strategy. He has helped companies across a variety of industries improve their performance including education, manufacturing, agrobusiness, retail, and logistics.

Sharon Visser

Sharon Visser grew up in Botswana. She has 5 years of successful Lean implementation leadership at Halfway Toyota Ngami under the coaching of Dave Brunt and Terry O’Donoghue. She presented at Lean Summit UK in 2016 and at Botswana Productivity in February 2017. She created a partnership with the University of Botswana to send engineering […]

Jean Francois Gaudette

Jean-Francois Gaudette specializes in improving overall organizations performance through effective implementation of lean. He has supported organizations in the public and private sectors implementing lean in Canada, United States, Mexico, as well as Europe and Australia. He was also lecturer for several organizations such as MDEIE (Quebec economical and industry Ministry) and CVPAC (healthcare) in […]

Marek Piatkowski

Marek is a Management Consultant specializing in improving overall operational efficiencies through the effective implementation of Toyota Production System (TPS) / Lean Transformation. Marek’s initial knowledge and expertise of TPS / Lean Transformation tools, methodologies and practices comes from working for Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Cambridge, Ontario.  In 1987 Marek was hired as a number […]

Laura Mottola

Laura Mottola is recognized globally as a leader in Lean Mining®, Mining Automation, Technology and Innovation in the natural resources sector. Laura is a mining engineer with a Masters of Engineering in Mining Automation from McGill University. A seasoned professional and business leader with more than 20 years of global experience in mining, Laura was […]