Brad Muir

Brad

President of TCA

I strongly believe that the combination of continuous education and hands-on experience gives us the edge that clients need for successful programs. “So many professionals will read a book and call themselves ‘consultants, ‘ but we believe our years of experience in leading the charge gives our customers an advantage." All the associates involved with TCA have at least 20 years’ of implementation experience at gemba (the actual place where value happens). They are not just merely academic Lean instructors.

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GARY CONNER
JOINS TECHNICAL CHANGE ASSOCIATES, INC. AS SENIOR CONSULTANT AND PROJECT MANAGER

May 2014. Technical Change Associates, Inc. (TCA) is pleased to announce, the addition of Gary Conner as their new Senior Consultant and Project Manager.  Gary is a 25 year industry veteran with extensive Lean Manufacturing and operations expertise.   Mr. Conner is an internationally known author and respected Shingo Prize Recipient.  He is an energetic leader who has motivated and guided companies to better performance and increased profits.


Gary has worked with over 170 companies and facilitated over 700 Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) Events across the US and Canada. His diverse background and experience in dozens of industries includes furniture manufacturing, aerospace, injection molding, precision machining, mechanical electrical assembly, medical products, equipment design and manufacturing, high speed printing as well as service organizations such as non profits, healthcare and governmental agencies.

Gary's background is in precision sheet metal technology, both as a machine operator, quality assurance manager, Lean manufacturing cell team leader and as a lead instructor for an Associate Degree program in Metals Technology at Clackamas Community college in Oregon City, Oregon. Gary has previously served many TCA clients in the past with his unique Lean training and facilitating expertise.

Gary specializes in adapting the Toyota Production System to High Mix - Low Volume environments. His training expertise includes all of the Lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping for Job Shops, Setup Reduction, 5S Visual Organization, Train the Trainer programs, Teambuilding and Leadership development and more. Gary adds a motivational component to his training to provide innovative and positive solutions.

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LEAN LEADER CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
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July 21 - 25, 2014

Presented by Gary Conner, Shingo Prize Recipient and Best Selling Author on Lean

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