James is a Senior Lean Six Sigma Consulting Associate. James is a Lean expert and Master Black Belt.
James has worked in the industry for over twenty five years focusing on employee development and process improvement. He received formal lean training from Toyota sensei in both Japan and North America.
James has applied Lean Thinking and Lean Sigma expertise to assist organizations with their continuous improvement transformations using a hands on approach employing the DMAIC process. James assists organizations by developing sustainable systems and processes by initially engaging senior leadership in developing a strategic plan which is then deployed enterprise wide in many business sectors. Some of which have included automotive, foundry, transportation, healthcare, die-casting, transportation, and education.
James teaches Operations Management as a sessional academic in addition to chairing the program advisory committee (PAC) at Conestoga College in the Engineering Faculty. He is a contributing author, editor and has written the foreword for the upcoming book, by Charles Protzman, a Shingo award winner,The Lean Practitioner's Field Book, (2015) by CRC Press.