Coaching Directors

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Coaching Director

Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery

Coaching Director

Charlene Jaehne

Charlene Jaehne

Coaching Director

Mark Sinnott

Mark Sinnott

Coaching Director

Blake Washington

Blake Washington

Coaching Director

Patrick Flaherty

Patrick Flaherty

Coaching Director

Grant Ford

Grant Ford

Coaching Director

Rolando Palacios

Rolando Palacios

Coaching Director

Nicholas Jean

Nicholas Jean

Community Coaching Director

Luke Savage

Luke Savage

Coaching Director - International

James Cope

James Cope

Operations Manager

Community Coaching Team

Ian Hildebrandt

Ian Hildebrandt

Kar's Nuts, Deli Star

Favorite Results:

13% productivity uplift in 30 days, shop floor paperless in 2 weeks

Anna Pille

Anna Pille

Unilever, Blommer Chocolate, Orlando Baking

Favorite Results:

28% OEE uplift in 90 days, 100% Paperless & Audit Ready in 90 days

Keith Parks

Keith Parks

Frick’s Quality Meats, Dakota Growers Pasta, Blommer Chocolate

Favorite Results:

55% reduction in downtime, 43% productivity uplift, 50% reduction in changeover time

Marc Pelletier

Marc Pelletier

Bridgetown Natural Foods, Renaissance Food Group, Crunch Pak, Plats du Chef

Favorite Results:

$389k savings on shift hand-off downtime, $534k savings on case packer bottle jams Kaizen

Coaches - Large Enterprise

Karl Morris

Karl Morris

Michael Foods, Land O Frost, Cafe Valley

Favorite Results:

Over $500k in giveaway & productivity savings, 40% OEE gain, Took a company paperless within a week

Nigel Peck

Nigel Peck

Crunch Pak, Trinchero Estate Wines, Lundberg Family Farms, Tillamook

Favorite Results:

Sustained uplifts of +25% OEE & +58% productivity, Company went paperless 2 weeks after go live

Nikhil Thomas

Nikhil Thomas

Taylor Farms, Nestlé USA, LiDestri

Favorite Results:

26% OEE uplift, 50% reduction in changeover time

Dave Mehrer

Dave Mehrer

Honeyville, Olde Thompson, Tribe 9 Foods

Favorite Results:

70% productivity increase in 90 days, 50% reduction in changeovers, 100% paperless quality

Amberley Felter

Amberley Felter

SK Foods, McKee Foods, Deli Star

Favorite Results:

62% reduction in changeover times, 15% productivity improvement in 90 days

Matt Van Avermaete

Matt Van Avermaete

Nestlé USA, JBS, Golden State Foods

Favorite Results:

11% productivty improvement, 10% productivty improvement

Nate Hinterberger

Nate Hinterberger

Nestlé, Post Consumer Brands, Purina

Favorite Results:

$200k labor savings from Kaizen, 30% productivity uplift, 50% reduction changeover time from Kaizen

Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith

Taylor Farms, JBS, Shamrock Farms

Favorite Results:

22% productivity uplift, 50% reduction in start-up time, 100% paperless in 3 weeks

Zach Tanghetti

Zach Tanghetti

Pharmatech Labs, DrVita, Threshold Enterprises

Favorite Results:

31% productivity uplift, 48% set-up time reduction Kaizen, 54% cleaning time reduction Kaizen

Patrice Johnson

Patrice Johnson

Matt Ziegler

Matt Ziegler

Nestlé USA, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Post Consumer Brands

Favorite Results:

$250k in Kaizen savings, 44% OEE Uplift

Gary Fraser

Gary Fraser

Merrick Pet Care, Tribe 9 Foods

Favorite Results:

48.3% productivity uplift, 14.5% OEE uplift

Jennifer Burley

Jennifer Burley

Taylor Windatt

Taylor Windatt

Jon French

Jon French

Matthew Clawson

Matthew Clawson

Taylor Farms, Diamond Crystal Brands, Dot’s Pretzels

Coaches - Medium Enterprise

Juarez Jackson

Juarez Jackson

Blue Diamond Almonds, CF Sauer, Lyons Magnus

Favorite Results:

$764k savings on giveaway reductions, $693k savings on start-ups, $375k savings on changeovers

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Purina, Land O'Frost, Eight O’Clock Coffee

Favorite Results:

30% productivity improvement in 70 days, $415,000 savings overfill reduction

Jonathan Garcia

Jonathan Garcia

Café Valley, Oregon Ice Cream, King's Hawaiian, Nichols Farms, Growers Exp

Favorite Results:

$867k changeover Kaizen savings, $1.2m base settings compliance savings, $227k SMED Kaizen savings

Chris Paulsen

Chris Paulsen

American Beverage Company, Land O' Frost, Mana Products

Favorite Results:

50% productivity improvement, $2 million savings, 10 million units capacity increase

Michael Myers

Michael Myers

Fresca, Noosa, Beer Nuts, CSB

Favorite Results:

48% productivity uplift in 90 days, 100% paperless quality deployment, driving change on shop floor

Anaïs Belda

Anaïs Belda

Canyon Bakehouse, TMF Foods, Chudleigh's

Favorite Results:

$414k annual savings, 37% productivity uplift in 9 months

Remington Brown

Remington Brown

Allegro Coffee, Baker Boy

Favorite Results:

20% productivity uplift, 50% changeover reduction, $100K in savings in giveaway reduction

George Johnson

George Johnson

Michael Foods, Kar’s Nuts, Canyon Bakehouse

Favorite Results:

27% productivity uplift in 90 days, $400K saved on changeovers, 100% paperless and audit ready

Ryan Sanislo

Ryan Sanislo

Honeyville, Fresh Innovations

Favorite Results:

32% productivity uplift in 90 days, 50% reduction in changeover time, 1 week site relocation launch

Daniel Menghisteab

Daniel Menghisteab

Xlear, Georgia Nut, Gilman Cheese

Favorite Results:

100% paperless transition, 36% productivity uplift, developed leaders from the floor level

David Levasseur

David Levasseur

Concord Foods, Gel Spice Company, Fricks Quality Meats

Yvette Hixon

Yvette Hixon

Braga Fresh, Zweigle's, Spice World Inc.

Austin Anderson

Austin Anderson

Ocean Mist Farms, Ornua Ingredientes (Spain), Bar Bakers

Favorite Results:

33% Productivity Uplift in 90 days, $361K in Changeover Kaizen Savings, 21% Reduction in Downtime

William Chacon

William Chacon

Follow Your Heart, Probi, Rubicon Bakery

Favorite Results:

51% productivity uplift, 24% downtime reduction, $170k Kaizen savings

Ivan Espinosa

Ivan Espinosa

Michael Foods, Mariani Packing Co., Backpacker’s Pantry

Favorite Results:

22% productivity increase, $250K in downtime reduction savings Kaizen

Jacob Plecki

Jacob Plecki

Volpi Foods, Klement’s Sausage, Wald Family Foods

Favorite Results:

20% productivity uplift in 90 days, 100% reduction of a downtime event, 100% PM Completion

Joe Thielen

Joe Thielen

AK Pizza, R. S. Hanline, Visko Teepak

Favorite Results:

39% productivity uplift, paperless in 2 weeks, 12% sustained OEE uplift

Brent Housenga

Brent Housenga

Hector Hernandez

Hector Hernandez

Bruce Newman

Bruce Newman

Zweigle's, Wyandot, Argo Merchants Group

Favorite Results:

25% OEE improvement in 90 days, 47% reduction die change time, 50% reduction daily line set-up time

Derrick Bookwalter

Derrick Bookwalter

Eagle Family Foods, Fuchs NA, Eillien’s Candies

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Ed Miniat, Gill’s Onions, C & S Products

Favorite Results:

28% reduction in changeover in 30 days, 75% reduction in maintenance downtime

Cliff Matthews

Cliff Matthews

Innovative Labs, Eagle Family Foods, Diamond Crystal Brands

Favorite Results:

30% & 24% Productivity Improvements in 90 days at 2 different customers

Chris Carter

Chris Carter

Jean-Pierre Chalhoub

Jean-Pierre Chalhoub

Heather McMillen

Heather McMillen

Coaches - International

Jane Pashley

Jane Pashley

Bakkavor, Extons Foods, Weetabix

Favorite Results:

68% productivity uplift, 100% paperless compliance

Wayne Niblett

Wayne Niblett

Natrol, Griffith Foods, Bakkavor

Favorite Results:

9% productivity uplift, 50% reduction in start-ups, £60K kaizen savings

David Shaw

David Shaw

Luci Hallam

Luci Hallam

Bakkavor, Weetabix, CooperVision Hungary

Favorite Results:

28% productivity increase in 90 days, £60K Kaizen savings through reducing speed loss, 35% reduction

Dom Venckus

Dom Venckus

Tyson Foods Malaysia & Thailand, CooperVision Hungary, Bakkavor

Solutions Team

Jonathan Lane

Jonathan Lane

Mohamed Azim

Mohamed Azim

Katie Bellott

Katie Bellott

Andrew Lansinger

Andrew Lansinger

Matt Knox

Matt Knox

Scott Gutekunst

Scott Gutekunst

Emanuel Easter

Emanuel Easter

Matt Deffenbaugh

Matt Deffenbaugh

Lauren Young

Lauren Young