American moves up at Toyota


Detroit Free Press

This is significant, in addition to an American, Gary Convis, running the Georgetown plant in Kentucky.

“It's not coincidental when Toyota is finally trumpeting its presence in American culture, claiming to be as American as any of its competitors, an American gets this job,” said Jim Sanfilippo, executive vice president of Automotive Marketing Consultants Inc. in Bloomfield Hills. “This is emblematic of all that's been going on at the company.”

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. […] written about Convis before and have seen him speak at a lean conference. He really seems to exemplify what you would want to […]

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