Colin has worked in manufacturing since 1993. He started his lean journey working with the Japanese consulting firm, Shingijutsu, as a Lean Manufacturing Project Manager at Boeing. While at Boeing, Colin led Lean initiatives with various sub-divisions in the 747 Final Assembly program in Everett, WA, as well as various sites around the U.S. He has been a production manager in the wood industry, and a Lean Manufacturing Engineer with StairMaster in Seattle, WA., and Tulsa, OK. Colin was in the U.S. Army Reserves for over 11 years, starting as an Enlisted soldier in the Engineering Corps and finishing as a Transportation Corps Officer. Colin has been with Industrial Solutions since 2005 and took over as owner from the founder in 2012.
Colin has managed cross-functional teams to implement Lean, and has a balanced background in Project Management, Supervision, Employee Training, and direct shop floor implementation. He has facilitated scores of Kaizen events, as well as provided training and guidance to production crews, salaried personnel and management in Lean concepts such as Standard Work, VSM, Strategic Deployment, One-Piece Flow, TPM, QCO, Performance Measures, Distribution and Retrieval Systems, Production Controls, Pull Systems, and Workplace Organization (5S).
Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology, from the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH.
Richard has been in manufacturing for over 35 years in various roles, starting as a general laborer, operator, Supervisor and Department Manager in both Operations and Maintenance. For the last 14 years, he has been a Plant Manager and General Manager in various facilities, where he initiated transformations with the use of Lean Tools and Techniques.
His lean journey started in the 1990’s with Total Productive Maintenance methodologies, and he began using those skills to transform and improve maintenance processes. In 2005 he began leading facilities and implementing Lean beyond operations and into the administrative and supply chain processes. In 2010, he completed his BS of Business Management with a minor in manufacturing focusing on Lean processes and improvement.
Richard has a strong background in processing steel, aluminum, and glass. This includes working with automation as well as manual processes. Richard has demonstrated that leadership is the key to driving change, while understanding and emphasizing that it is the core workers who make us successful.
Jason has worked in manufacturing for over 20 years. He was introduced to Lean early in his career while a machine operator at Ohio Metal Technologies, where the concepts were implemented on a daily basis within all facets of the organization. His continued using Lean concepts at Griffin Wheel as a laborer, machine operator and middle molding lead, where he used his experience to help the line production increase in efficiency and lessen wastes in the production process. Jason moved to Arizona and became production supervisor at SAPA Aluminum in 2011.
When he moved on to PrimeTime Commerce he garnered a strong passion for Lean to help companies and their processes become more efficient and help drive waste reduction through lean practices. He was trying to find a way to lower the lead times from 3-5 days down to a process that produced, packaged and shipped all product the same day. That is when he read the book Lean Thinking by James Womack and realized he could use a type of cell flow process that would help with scheduling, production, and packaging. From there his passion for lean grew. He went on to Hadrian Manufacturing and helped develop Kanban systems, Point of Use Systems, implemented Five S, Eight Waste Training, and the Lego Game training. Jason has worked with logistics, manufacturing, service companies, and office areas on developing Lean processes.
Jason has background in Project Management, Supervision, Employee Training, and direct shop floor implementation. He has worked with hourly employees, salaried personnel and management in Lean concepts such as Standard Work, VSM, One-Piece Flow, TPM, Performance Measures, Production Controls, Pull Systems, Statistical Process Control, Visual Management, and Workplace Organization (5S).
Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing, from Franklin University in Columbus, OH. He also holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Arizona State University and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Pyzdek Institute.
Mark is a Senior Consultant with Industrial Solutions – ISI, and has worked for over 25 years in manufacturing. He spent half that time in quality, and half in production management, working up through shop floor inspector to multi-plant Quality Coordinator and General Manager. He began his personal Lean journey in 1997 while training for the APICS CPIM certification. This followed with a Masters degree in Industrial Management from Northeastern State University.
Realizing the incredible benefits to quality that Lean held for companies Mark moved from quality to production management and led the Magnetic Switches division of Frank W. Murphy through a very successful Lean conversion. This success established in Mark’s thinking the Lean Philosophy as the pre-eminent means of improvement for companies. The Lean Philosophy is in effect ‘good stewardship’.
After helping multiple Tulsa companies with their Lean efforts he went to Xiamen, China as a project manager for a U.S.-Sino fitness company for three years and was able to introduce Lean concepts there as well. As the General Manager of Cross Manufacturing, Inc. in Lewis, KS, he led the Lean transformation utilizing the ‘Toyota House’ and ‘Lean Factory’ methodologies. Mark loves the shop floor and understands the Gemba is the place to be.
Gerry founded Industrial Solutions in 1997, and has over 30 years of experience in all phases of manufacturing. During his career, Mr. Raubach has held positions of responsibility over engineering, drafting, materials planning, purchasing, production control, quality assurance and manufacturing. He was vice president of operations for a multi-plant manufacturing company before starting Industrial Solutions.
Gerry has been directly involved in successfully implementing Lean Manufacturing, “just-in-time” production, pull systems, ISO-9000 certification and self-directed work teams in a variety of manufacturing operations. He has conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops dealing with lean manufacturing, administration, management and supervision, communication skills and problem solving techniques. He holds master’s degrees in engineering and business administration from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.