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Shingo Academy


Membership in the Shingo Academy is an honor bestowed upon individuals who have distinguished themselves in careers of operational excellence. Members of the Academy enrich the events of the Shingo Institute by attending and by providing contacts for speakers, site tours, research, and advice. Think of the Shingo Academy as the Lean Hall of Fame.

New members are inducted into the Shingo Academy each year. To nominate an individual for addition to the Shingo Academy, please email academy chair Helen Zak, Chief Development Officer at Catalysis: hzak@createvalue.org


(Examiners filtered alphabetically by first name.)

Examiner Position Company
Earnest W. Davenport Jr. Former Chairman Eastman Chemical
Drew Dillon Founder Andrew Dillon and Associates
Andy Eichfeld Chief Human Resources & Administrative Officer Discover Financial Services
Eliyahu M. Goldratt Founder Goldratt Institute
Andrew M. Guarriello Former Vice President & CEO AT&T Microelectronics Power Systems
Bruce Hamilton President GBMP
Brian S. Jones President & CEO Nypro Inc.
Daniel T. Jones Founder & Chairman Lean Enterprise Academy
David J. Logozzo President, LE Partners Lean Enterprise Institute
Dennis K. Pawley President & CEO Pawley Enterprises
Cliff Ransom President & CEO Ransom Research, Inc.
Donald L. Runkle Forme Vice President, Enterprise Technologies Delphi Corporation
Anand Sharma President TBM Consulting Group, Inc.
Art Smalley President Art of Lean, Inc.
Anne Stevens Chairman and Principal SA IT Services
Carl G. Thor President JarrettThor International
Alejandro von Rossum, Sr. CEO - Chemical Division Cydsa Corporativo S.A. de C.V.
Donald J. Wetekam Deputy Chief of Staff/Logistics US Air Force
David Wohleen President - Electrical, Electronics, Safety & Interior Sector Delphi Corporation