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Lean Systems continuous improvement experts teach leadership, systems, and transformation as well the process of cultural assessment. We believe in and practice "The Science of Improvement" everyday. Presently we have trained over 4,000 people on lean concepts.
Mr. Dennis L. Doren  
Dennis L. Doren is the president of Lean Systems Inc.. Doren has developed an overall Lean system with specialty in social skills, technical tools, and leadership for higher education and industry where he spent 18 years. Doren has experience in development, teaching, and implementation in strategy, sales, cost analysis/quoting, systems analysis, human resources, industrial engineering, Lean Manufacturing, material control, safety and ergonomics, and has received various awards for his achievements. Doren served on a divisional strategic team prior to acquisitions and mergers and the initial Lean steering committee. His Lean program was selected and acknowledged for presentation at Honda and Chrysler Key Supplier conferences. The Kaizen format team leader workshop and World Class Supplier Program were benchmarked for Chrysler suppliers. Currently, Lean Systems has partnered with JMAC to offer additional resources.


Mr. Ron Ott  

Ron J. Ott is the Vice President for Lean Systems Inc. He has extensive experience in implementing all lean tools in the value center at many facilities. He spent 9 years with Cooper-Standard Automotive, a division of Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. His experience includes process engineering, Industrial Engineer, Lean administrator, and Six Sigma Black belt. Ron also teaches Engineering courses at the University of Toledo. He has developed a Master Black Belt Curriculum based on a statistical approach to Six Sigma and quality that is project focused and interrelates with all continuous improvement tools in a lean culture. Ron holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo.


Mr. Atsushi Terada  

Atsushi Terada is the President and Senior Consultant for the Japanase Management Association Consultants. He is a management consultant in facility management, productivity improvement, Total Productive Maintenance, production control, plant planning, quality improvement, ISO9000, ISO14000, cost management, and R&D management. His experience includes the automobile and parts manufacturing, steel, semiconductor, electric appliance, ceramic, concrete product, cylinder, data processing, LAN engineering, elevator, and commercial refrigerator industries.


Mr. Leroy Morrow  
  Leroy is president and founder of Basic Lean, Inc. and co-founder of IALP. He has assisted major corporations with their objective to convert traditional manufacturing strategies into the Toyota Production System (TPS) / Lean Manufacturing System. Additionally, he has provided training and implementation of lean principles to the administrative and support operations. He has received numerous certifications in TPS implementation and numerous awards and recognition for his training and implementation skills. In his 32 year career, Leroy was affiliated with General Motors at the GMAD assembly plant in Fremont, California and Ft. Wayne Truck and Bus in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. His introduction to TPS began in 1984 as a start-up management member at the joint venture between General Motors and Toyota Motor Corporation, NUMMI in Fremont, California. In 1987 he was selected as part of the management team for the start-up and launch of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Kentucky and trained at three different locations in Japan; Takaoka, Tsutsumi and Motomachi assembly plants. Leroy holds a BS in Business Administration from California State University


Mr. Roy L. Jay  
Roy L. Jay is the President of Jay Development Group, Co-Founder and Director, International Association of Lean Practitioners, currently applying Lean principles for manufacturing and service industry clients. He is a Graduate Mechanical Engineer, and spent 13 years at General Motors in manufacturing and product engineering. Roy spent 14 years at Toyota in Georgetown, KY, as the manager of the internal consulting team (Toyota Production System Office) where he was responsible for identifying and improving company weaknesses, transferring TPS knowledge to the organization and leading problem solving and Kaizen events. He also provided accelerated TPS training to high potential participants for future plant leadership.