Implementation Consultant, Author, and Blogger
Mark R. Hamel is a co-founder of the Lean Math blog and co-author of Lean Math: Figuring to Improve. He is the Shingo Award-winning author of Kaizen…, Shingo Award-winning author Kaizen Event Fieldbook, and founder of the Gemba Tales blog.
Mark 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. He has successfully coached lean leaders and associates at both the strategic and tactical level. Mark's 19-year pre-consulting career encompassed executive and senior positions in 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 and a MA in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He is a CPA in the state of Connecticut and has dual APICS certifications. Mark was a national Shingo Prize examiner, helped develop exam questions for the AME/SME/Shingo/ASQ Lean Certification, and is Juran certified as a six sigma black belt. Mark authored the Society of Manufacturing Engineers published book, Kaizen Event Fieldbook: Foundation, Framework, and Standard Work for Effective Events. The Fieldbook was a recipient of a 2010 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. Mark is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) and was a regular columnist for Quality Digest.
Mark can be contacted at email@example.com.