July 30, 2014

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David M. Kasprzak

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My site: myflexiblepencil.com/about_davidk/

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I am Certified Project Management Professional with nearly 15 years of successfully working at the project, program and enterprise levels to plan, analyze, and correct performance trends. Included in my experience is a deep passion for incorporating fundamental Lean and Operational Excellence principles into the practice of Project Management.

Gina Abudi

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My site: www.GinaAbudi.com

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Gina Abudi has over 20 years consulting experience in a variety of areas, such as project and process management, strategic planning for small businesses, business impact and ROI, management/leadership, and development of strategic learning and training programs.

She is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Best Practices for Small Business, ISBN: 9781592579938, to be published by Alpha Books in October, 2011.

Gina currently serves as President, PMI® Mass Bay Chapter Board of Directors, 2011 – 2013.

Gina presents at various conferences, forums and industry and corporate events on topics ranging from project and process management to general leadership and ROI.

Matt Wrye

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My site: beyondlean.wordpress.com/

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By integrating his 10+ years of lean implementation and problem solving experience, Matt is able to draw on his successes and failures to tackle new challenges by presenting fresh perspectives and results-driven solutions. Through his exposure to multiple business operation facets in divergent industries that include aluminum, electronics, auto, HVAC, and consumer goods, he is able to provide real-life lean solutions to everyday business challenges.

His cornerstone belief is that all levels of the business unit should be educated on lean thinking and principles. To this point, Matt diligently challenges his own lean knowledge while working with all business levels ranging from human resources, accounting and the manufacturing floor to senior managers, executives and presidents. By adhering to this continuous learning philosophy, Matt is able to focus his lean efforts to provide continuous improvement.

Matt has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in Industrial Engineering. Among his other accomplishments, he is a certified Shainin Red X Journeyman and is certified in Statistical analysis and Kepner-Tregoe problem solving methodology. He is proud to have played a large and significant role in starting the Smith County Lean Consortium in Tyler, TX.

Christian Paulsen

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My site: christianpaulsen62.wordpress.com/

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Christian helps companies achieve manufacturing excellence. He is an Executive Consultant that specializes in Continuous Improvement, driving out losses and waste while improving Safety, Quality, and improving Efficiencies. He brings the Continuous Improvement tools of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Total Perfect Manufacturing (TPM). Christian also excels in general Leadership and is available for Leadership consultations / training.

Christian's expertise is recognized in the industry. His work has been published by Food Processing Magazine and Manufacturing Report. His blog is a Recommended Corporate Leadership Resource of Six Disciplines.com

Derrick Strand

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My site: derrickstrand.com

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Derrick Strand is a Principal of Leadership Development with the Titan Group and is based in Richmond, Virginia.

He is an author and speaker in addition to designing and delivering management and leadership training to a wide variety of clients across all industries.

Elliot Ross

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My site: strategitech.ca/

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People, Process, then Technology

With 15 years in the technology field, experience has shown me that without the people, without the processes, and without looking at your organization through the lens of your customer, strategic application of technology is nearly impossible.

This people, process, then technology focus is a concept that I have attempted to impart when I have had the opportunity to provide pre- and post sales consulting, as well as tactical technology consulting.

I am an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certified Foundation Practitioner, and also have experience implementing and managing ISO 9000 process management frameworks.

Cindi Rigsbee

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My site: thedreamteacher.blogspot.com/

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Cindi Rigsbee is a National Board Certified Teacher with more than twenty years of experience in the classroom. . Rigsbee has been named Teacher of the Year at the schoolwide, districtwide, and statewide levels, and in 2009 she was one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year. In September 2008 she appeared on Good Morning America to explain the life-changing impact her first grade teacher, Barbara Warnecke, had on her. She has taught high school English and drama as well as middle school language arts, dance, drama, and reading. A frequent contributor to Teacher Magazine online, Rigsbee also publishes a blog called The Dream Teacher

Geoffrey Lennon

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My site: geoffreylennon.wordpress.com

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GEOFFREY M LENNON is an experienced consultant at PwC, where he provides IT and Finance engagement delivery services as part of the Firm's Advisory Practice. His engagement experience to date includes M&A Due Diligence, IT Effectiveness Assessments, ERP Implementation Project Management (Microsoft Dynamics AX), Finance Transformation and Corporate Performance Management.
He is a PMI-recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

Cory VanBuskirk

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My site: www.cvbconsulting.com

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Cory Van Buskirk is the head of CVB Consulting, where has become known as the Architect of Innovative Improvement©. He brings an extensive business background and over 30 years of sustained accomplishments and success to his consulting firm. Cory honed his management skills in virtually every area of operations at world class consumer and beauty powerhouses Procter & Gamble and Avon Products.

Kaufman Global

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My site: www.kaufmanglobal.com

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Kaufman Global is a proven implementation partner that focuses on accelerating performance. For 20 years, we have worked with clients around the world to drive enterprise-wide change initiatives and cultural transformations. Leveraging Lean, Six Sigma and proprietary change management techniques, Kaufman Global delivers structured implementation and transformation projects that enable sustainable operational and financial results.

Marci Reynolds

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My site: theoperationsblog.com

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Marci Reynolds, based in Boston, MA USA, is the Vice President, Global Help24 Tech Support, at ACI Worldwide, an electronic payments software provider, and the author of the popular, Operations Blog. Prior to ACI, Marci led successful sales, customer service and operations teams for the past 15 years at prestigious organizations including Monster.com, Staples and Deluxe Corporation. To learn more about Marci, visit her blog or follow her on Twitter, @marcireynolds12. You may also enjoy her recent blog posts, How do you know when to pick your battles? and Experience the pain to drive organizational gain.

Erin Palmer

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My site: www.bisk.com

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Erin Palmer writes for University Alliance about project management and other related disciplines. UA partner universities help professionals with popular industry exams such as the CAPM certification and PMP certification .

James Lawther

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My site: squawkpoint.com

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James Lawther is a middle aged middle manager.

To reach this highly elevated position he has worked for numerous organisations, from supermarkets to tax collectors, and has had several operational roles including running the night shift for a frozen pea packing factory and conducting operational research for a credit card company.  He is currently responsible for operational excellence at a FTSE 100 company.

In his free time he writes about customer service operations.

As you can see from his CV he has either a wealth of experience, or is incapable of holding down a job.

If the latter is true his web site isn’t worth a minute of your attention.  Unfortunately, the only way to find out is to visit www.squawkpoint.com and decide for yourself.

Antonio Ferraro

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My site: www.5sToday.com

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On behalf of Creative Safety Supply based in Portland, OR. I strive to provide helpful information to create safer and more efficient industrial work environments. My knowledge base focuses primarily on practices such as 5S, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and the Lean mindset. I believe in being proactive and that for positive change to happen, we must be willing to be transparent and actively seek out areas in need of improvement. An organized, safe, and well-planned work space leads to increased productivity, quality products and happier employees.

Joseph Paris

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My site: www.xonitek.com

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Paris is the Founder and Chairman of the XONITEK Group of Companies; an international management consultancy firm specializing in all disciplines related to Operational Excellence, the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance AND the circumstances of those who work there – to pursue “Operational Excellence by Design” and not by coincidence.

He is also the Founder of the Operational Excellence Society, with hundreds of members and several Chapters located around the world, as well as the Owner of the Operational Excellence Group on Linked-In, with over 30,000 members.

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