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Opex Academy

Opex Academy is dedicated to creating enterprise excellence in organizations. Opex Academy helps companies with the highest standards of excellence to develop learning events and lean programs and to design systems based on principles that drive behavior to the ideal state. Opex Academy is committed to consult and coach organizations and top executives looking for a sustainable continuous improvement and transformational culture in the relentless work of identifying and avoiding waste.


English, Spanish


North America, Latin America, South America


Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Aeronautics, Consumer Products, Electronics, Service, Logistics, Appliances

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Certified Facilitators

Abel Gómez

Abel Gómez

Executive Director

Abel Gomez, an industrial engineer with an MBA specializing in marketing and sales, has more than 20 years’ industrial experience. Mr. Gomez has been an advisor to most of the Mexico companies to receive Shingo recognition from 2011 to 2013, and served as director of the Shingo educational partnership with ITESM in Queretaro from 2010 to 2013. He is now founder of the Opex Academy, a company that hosts Shingo activities. During his career, Mr. Gomez has trained over 600 top executives and consulted with 60 large companies to help them develop operational and enterprise excellence in Mexico, the United States, Latin America and Europe, while embracing the principles of the ideal state.

Jim Mayer

Jim Mayer

Managing Partner

Jim Mayer, with 30 plus years of experience, has been involved in different settings that include retail, construction, manufacturing and consulting. Mr. Mayer has held positions with a wide range of organizational impact that include supply chain management, human resources, information management, project management, strategic planning and Lean systems. As the director of Lean and Ops Support for Rexam, he was the program director which resulted in two facilities receiving the Shingo Prize: ECA Guatemala in 2015 and Rexam Querétaro, Mexico in 2016. In 2017, Mr. Mayer joined the Opex Academy by launching Opex’s Chicago office. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Commerce College at the University of Illinois and a MBA from the University of Notre Dame.