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Shingo Institute - Shingo Institute Alumni

The Shingo Alumni consists of individuals from a wide variety of organizations and industries around the world who have attended the Shingo workshop series.


These individuals have distinguished themselves by applying what they learned in the workshops and implementing systems that help to drive their cultural transformation. A Shingo Alum’s cultural transformation is highlighted by measured improvement in key performance indicators driven by the appropriate behaviors.

Benefits for Shingo Alumni


If you are interested in joining this elite group, please click on the red button below to submit your application. Be prepared to share dates and locations of the required workshops, as well as information relating to any projects you have completed as a result of your workshop learnings.




Shingo Alumni Recipients

Name Title Company
Timothy Agin Regional Lean/Quality Leader Steelcase, Inc
Javier Alfaro Zamora Gerente de Ingenieria OSRAM
Josh Andersen VP of Partnering Genysis Brand Solutions
Larry Anderson Certified Shingo Facilitator GBMP
Curtis Anderson Director of Continuous Improvement TIAA
John Asay Operations Consultant Zennoa
Damon Baker CEO and President Lean Focus LLC
Bill Baker President Speed To Excellence
Alberto Baldi Partner infinitas SA
Shaun Barker Assistant Executive Director Shingo Institute
Peter Barnett Master Coach Discover
Terry Bates BES Practitioner Leader Barnes Group Inc.
Simon Beck STERIS Corporation
Bryan Bergsma Engineering Fellow Raytheon Missile Systems
Gerald Best Vice President of Industrial IoT Aunalytics
Jon Bingham Project Manager Strata Networks
Mark Bodhaine Vice President of Operations Cannon Safe
Glenn Bodinson Chief Executive Officer BaldrigeCoach
Trevor Bosen Global Quality & Process Manager Beehive Clothing
Kevin Bradley Consultant Facilitator Systrans
James Bratton Director, Engineering Quality Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Dominic Bria Marketing Manager Shingo Institute
Tolan Brown VP O.C. Tanner Company
Steve Brown QA/RA Manager CoorsTek Medical
Suzanne Burdge Vice President, Process Excellence Leader Liberty Mutual Insurance - Tukwila, WA
Drew Butler Director of Operational Excellence Curtiss-Wright
Chris Butterworth Founder S A Partners Australia/NZ S A Partners LLP
Douglas Carlberg President & CEO M2 Global Technology
Chad Christ Operational Excellence Competency Lead John Deere Power Products
Randy Cook Master Coach Discover Financial
Mitcheal Cooksey Jr. Project Manager Space Dynamics Laboratory
Michelle Cooper Business Transformation Sr. Manager MeadWestVaco
Joseph Coster Director, Operational Excellence Target
Robert Crotty Assistant VP Strategy and Capital Productivity Hospital Corporation of America
Christopher D'Aiello Opex Leader Ingersoll Rand
Grant Daniels Manufacturing Process Engineer Ancestry.com, Inc
Tom Davis IT Manager Shingo Institute
Peter De Clerck Consultant Möbius Business Redesign
Brian Decker Sr. Process Engineer Moog Inc
Richard DeLappe Manager The Boeing Company
Enrique Delgado Production Manager Arbomex
Joanne Deys Executive VP Strategic Partnering Ozgene Pty Ltd
Sid Dickerson VP OPEX Development and Deployment IR
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George Donaldson Enterprise Excellence Manager Devro (Scotland) Limited
Shannon Eberle RT Manager Alberta Health Services - CancerControl
Roger Echeverria Senior Manager Engineering Baxter
Rick Edgeman Professor & Chair, Management Dept. Fort Hays State University
Omar Encinas Amavizca Engineering Manager Posey
Jorge Felix General Manager Mercury Marine, Plant 3
Gloria Fernandez Martinez Biochemical Engineer Crown Equipment Corporation
Rick Fleming Senior Associate C. I. Associates
Dan Fleming Director, Consulting Services GBMP
Luis Flores Medina Continuous Improvement Manager STERIS Corporation Mexico - Guadalupe NL
Malcolm Forrest VP of Quality Edwards Vacuum Ltd
Victor Franco Manufacturing Manager Tidi Products /Posey
Jeff Fuchs Executive Director Maryland World Class Consortia
Rosemary Fullerton Professor Emeritus USU School of Accountancy
Ivan Gabino Operations Manager London Consulting Group
Christopher Gaby Former Director, Operational Excellence Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Sheila Gallagher Senior Manufacturing Engineer Boston Scientific - St. Paul, MN
Jim Garrick Manager, Operational Excellence FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc.
Travis Gerritsen Change Management Specialist Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
Jorge Gonzalez Quality Assurance Manager OSRAM
Javier Gonzalez Operations Director PXS Performance Excellence Solutions
Oscar Gonzalez Perez Continuous Improvement ElringKlinger
Kirstin Graham Productivity Maturity Program Owner Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Sebastien Grebonval Gentex Optics
David Green VP Reman Operations Edwards Vacuum Ltd
Simon Grogan Managing Consultant & Director S A Partners LLP
Kayhan (Kai) Guceli Director of CI Allstate Insurance Company
Abel Gómez Executive Director Opex Academy
Bruce Hamilton President GBMP
Larry Hamilton Chief Executive Officer LP4 Enterprises, LLC
Hakeem Hammad Chief Executive Officer Xi Horizons Consulting
Gregory Hatch Sr Sales & Marketing Executive Intermountain Homecare & Hospice
Joe Healy Business Process Excellence Leader Johnson & Johnson
Tyson Heaton Manager, Lean Continuous Improvement O.C. Tanner Company
Patricia Heatwole Lean Leader Advanced Atomization Technologies - Clyde, NY
Shaun Hegsted VP of Human Resources Melaleuca: The Wellness Company
Noel Hennessey CI Director Retired
Eilish Henry Director, SISU Europe SISU Consulting Group
Juan Victor Hernandez Sr Production Manager, LIXIL Water Technology American Standard Brands
Ryan Hicks Lean Coninuous Improvement Accountant US Synthetic Corp.
Brendan Hindle Manufacturing Excellence Director Jaguar Land Rover
Peter Hines Founder S A Partners LLP
Steven Hirt President Optima Associates Inc
Aaron Hoffert Production Manager Boston Scientific - Maple Grove, MN
David Humble Director, Process Governance Baylor Scott & White Health
Rob Hunt Lean Manager Polaris Industries INC
Juan Carlos Ituarte Zarza Consultant IEXOP Instituto de Excelencia Operacional
Ted Iverson Expert McKinsey & Company
Michael Jackson Retired Lean Practitioner The Boeing Company
Sylvie Jacques Continuous Improvement Manager Corporation STERIS Canada - Quebec
Tony Jardines Director of Operations Cannon Safe
Cassandra Johnson Manufacturing Planning Manager Boston Scientific - St. Paul, MN
DJ Johnson President/Director Transformation LLC
Morgan Jones Head of Group Productivity Origin Energy
Bennett Keller Program Manager Space Dynamics Laboratory
Seán Kelly Global Program Manager Abbott Diagnostics Division
Hugh Kelly Director- Global Procurement Edwards Vacuum Ltd
John Kim President John Kim & Associates
Douglas Kiss STERIS Corporation
Chris Klasing Retired Principal JCK Associates, Inc
Ryan Koch STERIS Corporation
Michon Kolendar Director of Operations Enclude
Michael Krebs Continuous Improvement Leader Quest Diagnostics
Günther Krohn Director, Global Fiber Production Lenzing Group
Gary Kusnierz Vice President Affinity Health System
Eric Lail VP of Manufaturing VonDrehle Paper Corp.
Seth Larson Emblematic Fulfillment Director O.C. Tanner Company
Gregory Laufer Sr. Mgr. Operations Orbital ATK
Darrin Lee Manufacturing Engineering Manager Boston Scientific - Maple Grove, MN
Stephen LeGrand VP of Operational Excellence Valmont Industries, Inc.
Dominic Lenzini Supplier Performance Field Operations/Lean Practitioner The Boeing Company
Deborah Liefer President Deblean Manufacturing
Gert Linthout Industry Team Lead Möbius Business Redesign
Santiago Londono Danaher Business System Leader Danaher - Beckman Coulter
Carlos Lopez Ingeniero de manufactura Arbomex
Manuel Lopez Product Line Manager OSRAM
Saul Lopez Materials Manager Posey
Dale Lucht Master Coach Discover Financial Services
Michelle Lue-Reid General Manager, Transformation Coles Group
Brent Lyon Sr Manager, Industrial Engineering System Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Scott MacGregor Value Stream Coach IR -Vidalia
Alejandro Maggi Production System Regional Coach GSK Consumer Healthcare
Laszlo Magyar Manufacturing Operations Manager SUEZ
Julio Martinez R&D Manager OSRAM
Mike Martyn Founder SISU Consulting Group
Oscar Mayet Director, Global Continuous Improvement & I.E. Hanesbrands Inc
Ron Maynard Division Human Resources Manager Pace Industries
Colin McGookin Director of Distribution and Materials - Clonmel Boston Scientific Clonmel
Mark McKenzie Lean Program Manager, OE, Finance & Facilities University of Washington
Jeff McNamara Executive Director of Operations Olympus Surgical Technologies
Travis McNett Plant Manager ATK Transmissions
Jorge F. Mejia Coba Managing Director CEC Corporation
Martin Michaud Strategic Advisor - Lean Industrial Alliance Auto and Home Insurance Inc..
Robert Miller Founder Arches Leadership LLC
Carlos Monjaras Garcia CI Global Operations NCR Corporation
Brad Muir President Technical Change Associates, Inc.
Sergio Murguia PE & CI Manager Bell Mexico
Antonio Muza Value Stream Manager Olympus Surgical Technologies
Russ Myers Managing Director US Synthetic Corp.
Jason Myers Site Leader / OLC Ingersoll Rand
Stephen Newlon Lean Manager St. Louis University Hospital
Stephen Nicoll Business Excellence Coach The Lean Orange Ltd
Kieran Noonan Site Director of Operations & Lead of Business Excellence Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals
Bill Nusbaum Northeast GA Regional Manager Georgia Tech - Enterprise Innovation Institute
Dermot O'Neill Project Manager Irish Centre for Excellence in Robotics Technologies
Jose Luis Ordorica Hodgers Senior Consultant CEP CBS Continental
Teodoro Ortiz Opex Consultant Opex Academy
Mike Orzen President Mike Orzen & Associates, Inc.
Jo Ann Pabst Lean Sensei Carolinas Healthcare System
Shana Padgett Client Advisor Value Capture LLC
Bob Paquette Six Sigma Master Expert Raytheon Company
Darren Patterson Business Improvement Director BAE Systems - Head Office London
Gary Peterson Exec VP O.C. Tanner Company
Timothy Pettry Senior Process Improvement Specialist Cleveland Clinic
Robert Pineault STERIS Corporation
Gerhard Plenert Director of Executive Education Shingo Institute, USU
Eleazar Puente-Rivera Professor of Industrial Engineering ITESM Campus Queretaro
John Quirke Head of Life Science S A Partners LLP
Jennifer Ralston Chief Executive Officer HKPO Lean Six Sigma Experts
J. Francisco Ramirez Executive Director LENSYS Consultoria, S.A. de C.V.
Tyler Rasmussen Marketing & Public Relations Manager Strata Networks
Rachel Regan Director, Events & Payment Initiatives Catalysis
John Remsey Senior Manufacturing Specialist IMEC
Fernando Rentería Arbomex
Bernadette Reynolds-Power Director of Op-Ex Medtronic – Europe & Asia
Isis Robles Ingeniero de Manufactura Posey
Victor Hugo Rodriguez Design Enginner Manager OSRAM
Vicente Rodriguez Operation Manager Mercury Marine, Plant 3
Diego Rodriguez Consultant PXS Performance Excellence Solutions
Mark Romney Operations CPI Engineer L-3 Communication Systems-West
Deanna Russell LSS Master Black Belt Fleet Readiness Center East
Michael Santarelli Director, Process Improvement Thermo Fisher Scientific
Steve Savage Chief Operations Officer Affordable Interior Systems
John Schmitzer Process Excellence Manager WestRock
Colin Scott Partner & President, North America S A Partners LLP
Ken Segel Managing Director Value Capture LLC
Armando Raul Serrano Felix Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Advisor Armando Serrano LLC
Mark Sessumes Regional Director TMAC
Diane Severin Interim Director Department of Radiation Oncology Cross Cancer Institute
Colm Sheils Manufacturing Engineering Director Boston Scientific - St. Paul, MN
Bill Shoop Quality and Continuous Improvement Director GSC
David Siebert VP O.C. Tanner Company
Julio Sierra R&D Manager OSRAM
Rajinder Singh Country Head and Vice President, India EFESO Consulting
Louise Slavin Program Manager, Executive Education in Operational Excellence Edwards Vacuum Ltd
Thomas Smith OpX Facilitator - HR Team Presto Products Company
Kenneth Snyder Executive Director Shingo Institute
Matthew Spahn Senior Vice President The TCW Group, Inc.
Robert Spears STERIS Corporation
Paul Spitzer Process Leadership Consultant Shell
Skip Steward Chief Improvement Officer Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation - TN
Dwight Stewart Factory Product Manager Caterpillar Inc.
Frank Stroscio Director, Lean Operations STERIS Corporation
Morten Stub Project Director LEO Pharma
Theodore Stutz Operations and Quality Manager EMCOR, Mesa Energy Systems Inc.
Peter Sussex Principal Practitioner The Manufacturing Institute
Timothy Suydam Sr. Architect Liberty Mutual Insurance
Alex Teoh Principal Consultant S A Partners LLP
Paul Terry Lean Consultant Paul Terry Lean Consulting LLC
Richard Thomas Director, Continuous Improvement KARL STORZ
Bruce Thompson President SLT Consulting
Paul Todd Project Manager Georgia Tech - Enterprise Innovation Institute
Hung Tran Plant Manager Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Ludivina Tristan Human Resources Manager OSRAM
Nathan Trone Lean Office Manager Capstone Nutrition
Roman Valera Mota Chemical Engineer Mission Hills, S.A. de C.V.
Lotte Van Meirvenne Consultant Möbius Business Redesign
Rory Verner Global Controller Sales, Marketing & Technology Edwards Vacuum Ltd
Arne Vogt Electronic Surveillance Value Stream Manager Cobham Defense Electronics - Lansdale PA
Jan Vymazal General Manager, Korea Operations Edwards Vacuum Ltd
Carlos Waldo Industrial Lean Manager, Mexico & CA Mabe
Brendan Walsh President & CEO Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense - HQ - Simbury, CT
Pat Wardwell Certified Facilitator GBMP
Paul Waterman Director, International OPEX Karl Storz Endoscopy
Bruce Watkins General Manager Karl Storz Endovision
Clay Wilker Director, Nozzle Operations Northrop Grumman
Jeremy Williams Service Center Manager GE Energy Management Global Headquarters
John Wilmoth Manager, Global Operations Excellence (retired) Alcon Laboratories, Inc. - Fort Worth TX
John Wilson Sr. Solutions Development Manager Boston Scientific - St. Paul, MN
Julian Winn Principal Practitioner The Manufacturing Institute
John Woodburn Group Vice President of Operations Edwards Vacuum Ltd
Ken Wrobel Operational Excellence Director, North America & Ireland Medical Phillips-Medisize
Howard Wu Director - Performance Improvement L'Oréal
Bob Yenkner President & Owner Practical Process Improvement
Paulo Yida Executive Director ARGOS Consultoria
Helen Zak Senior Advisor Value Capture LLC