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Colin Reed [LinkedIn] is the Owner and Managing Director of Industrial Solutions – ISI, and has worked in manufacturing since 1993. He started his lean journey working with the Japanese consulting firm, Shingijutsu, when he was a Lean Manufacturing Project Manager at Boeing. While at Boeing, Colin led Lean initiatives with various sub-divisions in the 747 Final Assembly program in Everett, WA, as well as various sites around the U.S. He has been a production manager in the wood industry, and a Lean Manufacturing Engineer with StairMaster in Seattle WA and Tulsa, OK. Colin was in the U.S. Army Reserves for over 11 years, starting as an Enlisted soldier in the Engineering Corps and finishing as a Transportation Corps Officer. Colin has been with Industrial Solutions since 2005, and took over as owner from the founder in 2012.
Colin has managed cross-functional teams to implement Lean, and has a balanced background in Project Management, Supervision, Employee Training, and direct shop floor implementation. He has facilitated scores of Kaizen events, as well as provided training and guidance to production crews, salaried personnel and management in Lean concepts such as Standard Work, VSM, Strategic Deployment, One-Piece Flow, TPM, QCO, Performance Measures, Distribution & Retrieval Systems, Production Controls, Pull Systems, and Workplace Organization (5S).
Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology, from the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH.
Mark Bradway [LinkedIn] is a Senior Consultant with Industrial Solutions – ISI, and has worked for over 25 years in manufacturing. He spent half that time in quality, and half in production management, working up through shop floor inspector to multi-plant Quality Coordinator and General Manager. He began his personal Lean journey in 1997 while training for the APICS CPIM certification. This followed with a Masters degree in Industrial Management from Northeastern State University.
Realizing the incredible benefits to quality that Lean held for companies Mark moved from quality to production management and led the Magnetic Switches division of Frank W. Murphy through a very successful Lean conversion. This success established in Mark’s thinking the Lean Philosophy as the pre-eminent means of improvement for companies. The Lean Philosophy is in effect ‘good stewardship’.
After helping multiple Tulsa companies with their Lean efforts he went to Xiamen, China as a project manager for a U.S.-Sino fitness company for three years and was able to introduce Lean concepts there as well. As the General Manager of Cross Manufacturing, Inc. in Lewis, KS, he led the Lean transformation utilizing the ‘Toyota House’ and ‘Lean Factory’ methodologies. Mark loves the shop floor and understands the Gemba is the place to be.
Jeff Gettinger [LinkedIn] is a Senior Consultant with Industrial Solutions – ISI. He has worked for over 20 years in the manufacturing, construction and agricultural sectors leading various process improvements since his first projects under the direction of The Juran Institute. His roles have included, Technician, Engineer, Plant Manager, General Manager and Director of Operations.
Jeff has led various quality, engineering, supply-chain and product development teams to sustained, continuous improvement in the areas of Strategic Deployment, VSM, 5S, 1 pc. Flow, SMED, Cell Flow, Plant Layout, SPC, RCA, DOE, DFMA, TWI, and Pull Systems. As a skilled practitioner and presenter, he has led many multi-national companies through ISO Certification, Lean Transformation, Six Sigma Process Control and Supply-Chain Acceleration Events. Jeff has also taught various Construction Engineering and Management courses for various Trade Associations and Technical Schools.
Jeff has always remained close to the Gemba, or actual place, to seek, learn and improve the mind and body of work. Jeff is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management, along with a M.B.A. in Industrial Management. Jeff’s spare time is wrapped around family activities, High School Engineering Education and working on the family farm. When the time allows, he can be found in the woods/lake or following The St. Louis Cardinals or Kansas City Chiefs.
Gerry Raubach [LinkedIn] founded Industrial Solutions in 1997, and has over 30 years of experience in all phases of manufacturing. During his career, Mr. Raubach has held positions of responsibility over engineering, drafting, materials planning, purchasing, production control, quality assurance and manufacturing. He was vice president of operations for a multi-plant manufacturing company before starting Industrial Solutions.
Gerry has been directly involved in successfully implementing Lean Manufacturing, “just-in-time” production, pull systems, ISO-9000 certification and self-directed work teams in a variety of manufacturing operations. He has conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops dealing with lean manufacturing, administration, management and supervision, communication skills and problem solving techniques. He holds master’s degrees in engineering and business administration from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.