About Mark

Mark R. Hamel is a lean six sigma implementation consultant, award-winning author and blogger. He has played a transformative role in lean implementations across a broad range of industries including aerospace and defense, automotive, building products, business services, chemical, durable goods, electronics, insurance, healthcare and transportation services. Mark has successfully coached lean leaders and associates at both the strategic and tactical level. He has facilitated hundreds of kaizen events and conducted numerous training sessions and workshops.

Mark's 19 year pre-consulting career encompassed executive and senior positions within operations, strategic planning, business development and finance. His lean education and experience began in the early 1990�s when he conceptualized and helped launch what resulted in a Shingo Prize winning effort at the Ensign-Bickford Company.

Mark holds a BS in Mathematics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, MS in Professional Accounting from the University of Hartford where he graduated with honors, and a MA in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary, summa cum laude. He is a CPA in the state of Connecticut and is dual APICS certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) and integrated resource management (CIRM). Mark is a national Shingo Prize examiner, has helped develop exam questions for the AME/SME/Shingo Lean Certification, and is Juran certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Mark authored the Society of Manufacturing Engineers published and 2010 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award-winning book, Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events. He is also the founder and primary contributor of the lean blog, Gemba Tales.

Mark can be contacted at mark@kaizenfieldbook.com.


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