Ian joins TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand with over 35 years’ experience in manufacturing & service sectors across the UK and New Zealand. Ian has worked with businesses small and large with a proven track record of delivering improved company performance through the application of Lean Thinking.
Ian started on the shop floor as a Manufacturing Engineer which gave him his practical understanding of the real issues in production before becoming a Continuous Improvement Manager at a First Tier Automotive Supplier.
Trained by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre as part of the Accelerate Wales programme he has develop an expert skillset in Lean manufacturing. Ian has developed an outstanding set of facilitator skills who constantly engages staff in the application of Lean tools and improving the work they do.
Having completed an MBA in 2008-9 he went on to work with companies at the Leadership level coaching and mentoring business owners in the strategy and cultural requirements of a Lean organisation. Embracing the core principles of the Lean Enterprise Methodology he has worked with over 40 companies, including Automotive, Kitchen Manufacturing, Meat Processing, Courts, Fabrication, Warehousing, Government, Councils and Professional Services.
Ian is also able to work with your teams to understand your ability to embrace the Lean foundation concepts and coach key people to grow and sustain these concepts into real business improvement. Ian is based in Cambridge, New Zealand.