TXM Lean Solutions Expands into the Caribbean with Workshop Series

TXM Lean Solutions is excited to announce Ron Spiteri is travelling to Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jamaica (as well as a follow-on visit to New York, USA and Toronto, Canada) in support of local manufacturers and distributors, commencing with a Lean Manufacturing Workshop and numerous site visits. The workshops have been run around the world with great success and provide tangible impact to participating businesses. TXM Lean Solutions specializes in helping businesses implement Lean principles to improve their operations and increase profitability.

Manufacturing in the Caribbean can be traced back to when European powers established sugar plantations and other agricultural enterprises in the region. Today, the Caribbean is more diversified and includes a range of industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and electronics.

TXM Uniquely Positioned to Help Caribbean Manufacturers

Ron SpiteriOne advantage of manufacturing in the Caribbean is the availability of a skilled and flexible workforce. Many Caribbean countries have well-educated and highly skilled workers able to produce high-quality goods at a competitive price. Additionally, the region’s geographic location makes it an attractive destination for companies looking to serve the North American and Latin American markets.

Manufacturing in the Caribbean also comes with a unique set of challenges with supply chains spread across large areas and the high cost of energy tied to global oil prices. This can make it difficult for manufacturers to remain competitive, particularly in industries with high energy requirements. Another challenge is the limited availability of raw materials and infrastructure in some parts of the region. This can make it difficult for manufacturers to source the inputs they need to produce their products and can also lead to higher transportation costs.

By offering workshops and support in the Caribbean and Toronto, TXM are providing businesses in the region with an opportunity to learn about Lean Thinking and how it can benefit their operations. Furthermore, utilizing TXM’s unique experience and knowhow, these businesses will be provided insights into the challenges faced while implementing sustainable change and techniques to overcome these challenges.

Welcome Chris Renton Vice President Business Development North America

TXM North America is excited to announce the appointment of Chris Renton as Vice President, Business Development North America, Chris will engage TXM Customers across Canada and United States focussing on TXM’s suite of service and solutions.

Before joining TXM Chris worked extensively in the food and argibusiness space for over 40 years. Chris has worked with a wide variety of food and beverage manufacturers across the United States and Canada. In these businesses Chris has been an active contributor to revenue growth and manufacturing efficiency.

Experienced Sales Professional Joins TXM

Chris eventually assumed C-Suite roles as President and Chief Operating Officer of several key food manufacturers, each with an annual turnover range of $40 million to $100+ million and as many as 50 to 400+ employees. Chris has led the turnaround and ultimate sale of those companies to strategic partners after successfully implementing strategic initiatives to increase revenue, improve process flow, reduce waste, and increase contribution margin.

For the past 15 years, Chris has advised, coached, and mentored multiple organizations in their strategic planning through his own consulting business. Chris’ clients spanned various sectors of the FMCG industry across Canada and United States and Chris actively engaged with all stakeholders to manage cultural transformation, Lean Principles, and form lasting and sustainable results.

Chris will be working across all industries throughout North America and is keen to actively engage with Customers in showcasing the range of services and solutions that TXM offers.


FABTECH Canada is returning to the Toronto Congress Centre June 14-16, 2022. It is the platform to connect Canadian manufacturing engineers, decision makers, buyers and specifiers with suppliers of new technology, equipment, services and processes.

With live demonstrations and a host of experts to meet, it is the ideal opportunity to get a full update on the latest developments in all aspects of production machinery and technologies.

TXM Lean Solutions will be advising customers on how to make the most of their current and potential investments in machinery as well as advising on lean layouts and the latest in lean thinking.

Attend FABTECH2022 Exhibition for FREE! Make sure you come see us at booth 3056 for your CHANCE to collect a copy of Tim McLean’s book ‘Grow Your Factory, Grow Your Profits: Lean for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises’.

Come see us at booth 3056 between 14-16 June and mention this article to claim your FREE Lean book.

Scott Kozinski joins TXM North America with over 30 years’ experience as a passionate Transformational Lean Leader.

Building Our Capabilities

Here at TXM we are always growing into new markets and looking to add new talent to our teams across the globe. North America is no different with the addition of another highly skilled transformational Lean Expert.

Scott Kozinski joins TXM North America with over 20 years’ experience as a passionate Transformational Lean Leader at Caterpillar and The Timken Company.

An Experienced Leader Joins Our Team

During his time with Caterpillar, Scott was one of a very few “Go-to” Lean Manufacturing Experts entrusted by executive leadership to tackle and solve critical, complex issues within the Caterpillar supply base. He coached many suppliers’ owners, executives and teams enabling them to meet both demanding ramp-up schedules as well as sharp declines in demand while improving safety, quality, velocity and cost without capital expenditure!

He has enabled many suppliers to dramatically reduce lead times, inventories, and costs to remain viable and competitive, and to increase profitability. Scott also served as an Operations Manager and as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager at multiple Caterpillar locations.

While at The Timken Company, Scott held positions as a Product Development engineer, Technical Service Engineer, Quality Manager, and as an Operations Manager in Canton, OH.

Scott earned his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering, a Master’s in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Malone University. He is an APICS certified supply chain professional, an SME Lean Bronze practitioner, and a certified Change Master.

As an active member of his community, Scott, his wife, Libby, and their daughters Rachel, Rebekah, and Abigail have volunteered on both inner-city and international mission efforts. For over a decade Scott has personally served on the boards of two not-for-profit institutions.

Scott is based in Louisville, Ohio and is available to travel across North America, he will be helping our North American clients grow, prosper and achieve their visions. Call TXM to get in contact with Scott today!