Hal is a globally recognized lean professional with more than 20 years of experience mentoring, developing, and training engineering and operations talent. He also has more than twenty years of proven project and program management expertise in primarily Fortune 500 and Fortune 1,000 environments.
One of his many strengths is lean consulting. Hal has taught, implemented, and transferred knowledge on Toyota Kata, TWI, Lean, TPM, and various leadership methods and tools to senior leadership at multiple national and global organizations including Boeing, Parker Hannifin, Philips, Nobel Biocare, Valmont, and Cascade DAFO.
One of his shining achievements is developing the very first TPM assessment for Boeing. He went on to lead multiple TPM implementations while at Boeing (and throughout Boeing’s supply base).
Beyond domestic projects, Hal’s talents have been deployed in Japan, China, Korea, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Malaysia.
Developing “top-down” strategic implementation programs is one of his specialties and Hal enjoys teaching and rolling out lean methods and principles to all levels of management. Ripple effects of Hal’s coaching have touched the lives of thousands of employees across the globe. Hal’s many direct reports have benefited from adopting his “take ownership” leadership style of improvement where teams and direct reports are held accountable for KPIs and targeted focus efforts.
Hal also credits his global supply chain development expertise as a major factor in his successful career. Hal has more than 15 years of global supply chain expertise and has been recognized for world-class proficiency in developing insightful business cases (e.g., identifying suppliers, managing cost down issues, developing on-time delivery strategy, and troubleshooting).
Throughout his career, Hal has utilized Kata-driven principles to build deliberate, scientific-thinking cultures. Hal has been mentored by numerous Shingijutsu consultants over more than 15 years (including his greatest mentor, Maehara-san). Another significant mentor was Joe Harless. Mr. Harless was one of the most successful pioneers of systematic and systemic performance improvement and the father of Human Performance Technology and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).
Hal is also an Air Force Veteran and currently lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.