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Larry Fast, 35 years of experience in the wire and cable/lean manufacturing industry

Larry Fast

Founder & President of Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence

Larry is Founder of Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence, and a veteran of 35 years in the wire and cable industry.

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Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights contributor Ian Gotts

Ian Gotts

Founder and CEO at Q9 Elements

Thought provoking, challenging and often outspoken, Ian questions the status quo. It is not to prove a point, but to incite action.

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Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights contributor Dr. Mathias Kirchmer

Dr. Mathias Kirchmer

Managing Director & Co CEO at BPM-D, LLC

Dr. Kirchmer is a visionary leader, thought leader and innovator in the field of Business Process Management (BPM), combining his broad practical business experience with his extensive academic research.

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Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights contributor Tim Hebert

Tim Hebert

CEO and Founder, Trilix, Chief Managed Services Officer, Carousel Industries

A perennial entrepreneur and innovator, Tim Hebert is committed to expounding on the importance of digital transformation, change management and the fusion of people, process and technology to derive positive business outcomes.

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Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights contributor Dan Markovitz

Dan Markovitz

Founder, President, Markovitz Consulting

Daniel Markovitz is the Founder & President of Markovitz Consulting. He is also the author of two Shingo Research Award-winning books, Building the Fit Organization and Factory of One

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Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights contributor Balakarthik Venkataramanan

Balakarthik Venkataramanan

Director, Customer Care, Intuit

Director of Customer Care at Intuit, Bala is a strategic customer service leader with a track record of customer experience transformations globally.

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Chris Seifert, Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights Contributor

Chris Seifert

Partner - Operational Excellence Practice at Wilson Perumal & Company

Chris has led numerous OE assessments, OE improvement programs, OEMS design projects, and OEMS implementation programs for clients in the energy, manufacturing, and other industries. 

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Prahalad Chandrasekharan

Prahalad Chandrasekharan

Senior Vice President - Business Concepts Development Randstad India

Prahalad is a Lean expert responsible for Process Improvements, infusing Innovations and technology implementation.

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Robert Wood, Business Transformation & OpEx Insights Contributor

Robert Wood

Vice President World Wide Manufacturing, Varian Medical Systems

Robert Wood has over 25 years of general management and operations experience within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, including companies with biological based products and start-ups. 

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Nick Ruhmann, BTOES Insights Contributor

Nick Ruhmann

Director of Operational Excellence, National Flood Services - Aon Affinity

As Director of Operational Excellence for the National Flood Services, Nick leads and deploys new operational excellence programs across the organization

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Dan Griffith, Everteam

Dan Griffith

Director of Sales, US & Canada, Everteam

Dan helps his customers succeed in rapidly transforming their business through process automation.  He has authored several articles on business transformation and improving customer experience and recently authored a white paper entitled “The CIO’s Guide to Business Transformation with Process Automation”.

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