Tony spent 20 years with Toyota Motor Mfg Ky, and during that time he learned Lean concepts and applied them in the process. He worked as a production Team Member, Team Leader and Group Leader in the Paint department. In those roles he developed standardized work, set up work stations, applied practical problem solving, coached Quality Circles, Jidoka, andon usage and worked with Team Leaders and Team Members on Kaizen activities. He spent 5 years as Group Leader in the Production Improvement Team. In that role he organized and led internal Kaizen activities, organized and trained Team members in the fundamental skills, traveled to other North American affiliates to determine root cause and develop countermeasures to ongoing problems, train Team Members in the Toyota Production System and supervise special projects. Tony is also a Practitioner with the University of Kentucky in the Lean Systems Program. He has worked with several companies ranging from food service to aerospace.
Tony’s experience at Toyota includes:
- Certified Toyota Production System trainer
- Certified Toyota Global Production Center Point Trainer
- Certified Toyota Business Practices trainer (8 Step Problem Solving)