TXM North America Adds Lean Consulting Capabilities in San Antonio, Texas

TXM North America are proud to announce the commencement of an experienced Senior Lean Consultant based out of San Antonio, Texas. Welcome to the team Macro Cabello. Marco Cabello joins TXM Lean Solutions North America with over 30 years’ experience as a senior engineer and Lean Consultant & Coach

Marco Cabello is available across the Southern States.

Marco has worked at some of America’s largest companies including Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Merck and Shell. He has held a range of positions including Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Six Sigma Implementation Leader, Operations Manager, Toyota Kata Coach and most recently as a director applying his extensive knowledge and experience to businesses in the San Antonio Area.

Marco has led multi-site, global, Lean Six Sigma transformations in oil & gas [Shell, Chevron], medical devices [Johnson & Johnson], healthcare [Johnson & Johnson], automotive [Allied Signal, Honeywell, Alcoa Fujikura] and pharmaceutical [Merck] realizing substantial process & operational improvements and significant cost reductions.

He has also developed his own Lean system at Secabell Systems incorporating Lean Management, Leader Standard Work, Toyota Kata, TPS, Operational Excellence, Six Sigma, TQM, and Project & Program Management to address the pervasive challenge of “how to effectively lead an enterprise while at the same time continuously improve its core processes”

Marco has extensive experience to transform your business and can speak English and Spanish, so is well positioned to help our clients across Southern America and Mexico.

Two UK TXM Senior Lean Consultants Hit Five Year Milestone

Here at TXM we pride ourselves on having a team of consultants who are happy, productive, and loyal. In our Australian business we have several consultants who have achieved 5 years or greater and the UK is no different. Our UK business has been steadily growing and building its presence with the help of our Business Development Manager Lester Troughton and his team of three experienced Senior Lean Consultants.

Tim Scurlock on-site at Hazchem Safety.

TXM Lean Solutions UK Ltd and the worldwide team would like to congratulate Tim Scurlock and Lee Candy for achieving 5 years at TXM. They both join several consultants and staff who have been with TXM Lean Solutions for the long haul of five plus years, accomplishing some amazing results for their clients and helping grow TXM across the globe.

Tim Scurlock joined TXM with over 20 years’ experience working extensively in the Automotive Industry in the UK for General Motors Vauxhall. Tim has worked in both Manufacturing and Service industries, in driving efficiency, running Lean programmes, and training teams of Lean Coaches. He has learned to apply Lean across almost every industry sector.

Tim’s experience speaks for itself, he has completed over 90 projects with TXM including Gusto, Safpro, Lexon and Hazchem Safety. Tim is one of our most experienced consultants and has the ability to transform businesses in any industry with his expertise and knowledge.

Lee Candy on-site at Broadfix.

Lee Candy joined TXM with over 15 years’ experience with extensive knowledge from working as an internal Lean leader with Eaton Corporation and Tyco as well as a Lean consultant. During his time as a Lean consultant Lee has helped hundreds of small to medium-sized businesses grow and develop their competitiveness. Lee has been a consistent achiever for his clients, always delivering achievable, sustained growth.

Lee is another of our UK Consultants achieving 5 years at TXM and over 80 projects under his belt including Tracerco, Conveyor Units, SDS Protections and Broadfix. We would like to take the time to thank Lee for helping TXM grow and prosper in the UK market. He has helped us achieve results that matter to us and our clients.

Here is to 5 more years and beyond with Tim and Lee helping us growing in the UK with the help of our Business Development Manager Lester Troughton. Contact us if you’d like Lee or Tim to help you achieve increased profits.

TXM Lean Solutions Welcomes Experienced Commercial Manager to Oversee Growing Business

TXM has grown steadily over the past two years despite the pandemic, numerous lockdowns in our markets of operation and supply chain disruptions across the globe. It has been a huge team effort from our full-time staff and consulting team to continue to provide Lean consulting in these unique and challenging times.

TXM would like to welcome Timothy Lakeman to the TXM Head Office in Melbourne, Australia as our Commercial Manager. Timothy joins us with over 20 years’ experience working in small & medium size enterprises throughout Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and India in a variety of industries including Media, Construction, Manufacturing and Technology.

Timothy’s international experience will allow TXM to grow in our markets of operation and help us setup in future locations. Timothy can draw on his in-depth financial understanding from being an experienced Chartered Accountant & qualified Master of Business Administration.

Timothy’s passion for business stems from having observed his entrepreneurial father in many businesses over several decades. This fuelled his commitment to ensure all businesses that he works with have a thriving business.

Outside of TXM Timothy also enjoys coaching junior basketball at domestic and representative level. He also loves experiencing new cultures and ways of life when travelling with his wife and two children.

TXM Senior Lean Consultant Brent Johnstone Achieves 7 Year Milestone

Our team in Australia consists of 11 Senior Lean Consultants across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia with the ability to service South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. The majority of the team have been with us for 5 or more years is no small achievement and is testimate to the way we live and breathe Lean into everything we do at TXM and respect for our people is a major part of our DNA.

Brent Johnstone joined TXM with over 30-year manufacturing experience, starting as a cadet engineer with Aerospace manufacturer, Hawker DeHavilland (now Boeing Aerostructures Australia). Brent completed trade and professional qualifications in Mechanical Engineering as well as being trained by Japanese Lean specialists at Boeing in Sydney, where Brent was Lean Transformation Manager. Brent also held a wide range of senior operational and design leadership roles.

Since joining TXM Brent has worked with major clients including Rode Microphones, GME, SG Gaming and EBOS-Symbion. He has also worked on many small and large projects across New South Wales. He has helped grow TXM in NSW and we are glad to have someone with his skill set and expertise on the TXM Team.

TXM Lean Solutions and the whole world wide team would like to congratulate Brent on 7 exemplary years with TXM and here is to 7 more.



After a long hiatus TXM Lean Solutions will be back in front of customers at PPMA 2021. The UK’s Premier Processing and Packaging Machinery, Robotics and Automation Show.

The PPMA Show 2021 brings together every aspect of the production line from labelling, filling & packaging to process, robotics, automation and industrial vision systems. It will showcase machinery and solutions for the many sectors involved in processing and packaging.

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 Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Building Supplies & Materials, Confectionary, E-liquids and a whole lot more.

Registration for the show is free, so be sure to sign up and visit the TXM Team at Stand F80

Justin Tao Achieves 10 Year Milestone with TXM Lean Solutions

August 2021 sees Brisbane-based TXM Senior Consultant, Justin Tao clock up 10 years with the TXM team.

Justin has seen many changes at TXM Lean Solutions in his 10 years with the company. Justin started work as a consultant at TXM in China working closely with Tim McLean, TXM Managing Director. After one year in the role Justin rose to become the Consulting Director for TXM in China as the business grew in this part of the region. In this role, Justin was responsible for sales, coaching consultants and developing the Chinese office team.

In China, Justin had the privilege of working with many iconic global companies in implementing Lean programs, including DMG Mori, Saint Gobain, Sony, Philips, AstraZeneca, Beckers, Sandvik,  and Festo. His successfully Lean case in Sony was collected in Learning to See and Lean Practices in China II. Justin also translated some Lean masterpieces into Chinese, including the Machine that Changed World, Lean Solutions and Getting the Right Things Done.

In December 2013, Justin came to Australia and for a few weeks travelled around Australia. “The blue skies, fresh air, spacious houses and cozy lifetyle are important to me. This is all part of the good life here” says Justin.

In 2015 Justin came to Australia with sponsorship from TXM.  Justin started working on improving TXM consulting material and standardising it to become known as the TXM Pathway. He has worked on many projects in Australia, but the one that stands out is his work with Olam Edible Nuts where he established a Lean maintenance structure across the whole of the organisation leading to operational efficiency and greater output of its nut production.

In 2019 Justin received his Australian citizenship and joined the land of the “free living”. Justin likes the feeling of having a “free mindset”, “ where everyone can live their own life in Australia and enjoy life”.

Travelling and adventures are Justin’s passions, his dream is to visit 100 countries in his life time. He has already been to 40 countries so far. He enjoys the travelling experience and seeing the world with his own eyes and body, not experiencing it through the news or social media.

Justin remains grateful to TXM as he says “It is like a family to him and it has changed his life, giving him a more positive and balanced life”.

Justin likes exploring Australia too, hiking and camping in the national parks of every state of Australia

As TXM go from strength to strength growing across Australia, Europe, the UK and the Americas, alongside international economies roaring back into the black we are happy to announce the appointment of a new Senior Lean Consultant. Thomas Gieloff joins us in Queensland, Australia with over 20 years experience.

Thomas Gieloff – Senior Lean Consultant – Queensland, Australia

Thomas is a qualified mechanical engineer gaining his qualifications at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Thomas has over 20 years experience working in German Automotive and Australian heavy industry manufacturing.

He is a manufacturing specialist with broad experience in business process development, coaching cross functional teams as well as planning, development and implementation of complex Lean systems in complex environments.

While in living in Germany, Thomas worked with CNH Industrial (a major player in the german automotive industry) and Hettich Group (one of the world’s largest furniture fittings manufacturers). Since moving to Australia he has worked as a Lean Consultant and National Operations Excellence Leader for Komatsu Mining Corporation.

Thomas is available to consult across Queensland, Australia.

Welcome to the team Thomas!

As TXM go from strength to strength growing across Australia, Europe, the UK and the Americas, alongside international economies roaring back into the black we are happy to announce the appointment of a new Senior Lean Consultant in Europe. Benoît Spatz joins us in Strasbourg, France.

Benoît Spatz – Senior Lean Consultant – Strasbourg, France

Benoît holds a masters degree in machine tool technology from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. Benoît started his career with the automotive supplier Shaeffler. In 2007 Benoît joined Steelcase a world leader in office furniture to lead supplier development across Europe.

He supported Steelcase’s suppliers large and small in an operational improvement process across Europe, the United States and Asia. Since working for Steelcase Benoît has led dozens of consulting projects around industrial performance and supply chain optimisation.

Benoît and based in Strasbourg, is bilingual French and German and will assist our clients in Eastern France and Germany.

Welcome to the team Benoît!

TXM Becomes Approved Provider for Lean Funding Programme in New Zealand

TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand has recently  been approved as a service provider for the Callaghan Innovation Lean Programme. This programme enables eligible companies to obtain a grant of up to $NZ20,000 to fund an investment in Lean consulting and training services.

Callaghan Innovation is a government-based agency supporting hi-tech businesses across New Zealand. They partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research & development services to suit any growth stage.

TXM Lean Solutions New Zealand will be providing expert consultants and industry knowledge for their Innovation skills programmes covering Lean and Digital Lean (Industry 4.0) as an approved service provider.

TXM brings a wealth of experience from working with more than 500 manufacturing, food, and distribution businesses in more than 20 countries. Our experience ranges from large scale agri-businesses to sophisticated medical device manufacturers. Our industry knowledge base is second to none.

How the Lean Program Works?

Callaghan Innovation deliver one day Lean workshops throughout New Zealand.

To sign up for one of these workshops go to the Callaghan Innovation Website

Registrations are limited to a maximum of three people per business and priority is given to registrations from businesses new to the Lean programme.

What are the Costs?

Lean one-day workshops cost $65 per person. Book by contacting [email protected]

Once you’ve attended a workshop, you can then appoint a Lean coach from TXM to get Lean implementation underway. Implementation costs over 12 months vary depending on the consultant chosen. You pay 60%, we fund 40%, up to a maximum of $20,000.

If you would like to know more about Callaghan Innovation and their Lean Programmes, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit Callaghan Innovation

James Brycker is available to consult across all of Queensland & Northern New South Wales

TXM Lean Solutions Australia is excited to announce the appointment of another two passionate & experienced Lean experts and change managers to our consulting teams in Australia and New Zealand.

James Brycker – Senior Lean Consultant – Queensland

James Brycker joins us as a Senior Lean Consultant in Queensland. Based in Brisbane, James has extensive experience & management of automotive manufacturing, supply chain and process improvement in Sweden where he worked with Johnson Controls producing & launching new products for the S, V & C series supplying directly to Volvo.

He is a highly experienced consultant with a deep passion for assisting businesses drive cultural change, enhance employee engagement, and implement supply chain improvement processes to ensure cost savings and efficiencies, on his return to Australia James has worked with several high-profile clients developing leaders at all levels with excellent engagement and communication.

James is available for consulting across Queensland and northern NSW, If you would like to have James help you improve your people, productivity and profits don’t hesitate to contact us.


Liam Taylor – Senior Lean Consultant – South Island New Zealand

We are excited to announce the appointment of Liam Taylor to our consulting team in New Zealand. Liam joins TXM after working with JCB for 10 years in the United Kingdom where he honed his Lean & Manufacturing skills as a Lean Coordinator & then Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Liam has extensive experience in helping businesses improve and maximise their potential. With over 20 years’ experience, Liam has worked with a wide range of businesses from smaller-scale SME’s through to world class industry-leading organisations. He is able to help businesses improve from both a financial and cultural perspective, with the emphasis on building capable and resilient businesses.

Liam has helped businesses across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Specifically, he has covered Manufacturing, Defence & Aerospace, Food/Beverage, Viticulture, FMCG, Automotive, Stores, Agricultural, Fishing, Hospitality, Utilities and office-based Service sectors. He has worked with organisations based in the UK, Europe, USA, and NZ as well as undertaking an advisory role in the set-up of factories in India.

Liam has also coached and mentored small businesses in their start-up and growth and has successfully run two businesses of his own. In addition, he has been involved in NZ’s Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) to help young people discover their business potential.

Away from business, Liam has owned and maintained multiple classic and performance cars and enjoys wine and travel.

Liam is based in the Nelson Bays region and will be supporting projects across the South Island and southern half of the North Island. Liam is eager to help you build capabilities and drive performance in your business.

Contact TXM for more information