Mr. Pickering holds a degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering. He brings 35 years of experience in international process improvement, manufacturing and operations. He is a recognized Toyota Production System specialist and is highly regarded as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Lean Manufacturing. Mr. Pickering has gathered and shared Best Practices from three continents - Europe - Australia - and the Americas.
Mr. Pickering was involved with and led teams that created state-of-the-art, World Class Manufacturing facilities. He implemented successful transformation methodologies within the Packaging, Beverages, Large Warehousing, Plastics and Automotive industries, and has been responsible for several major installations that consistently outperform comparative processes by two to five fold.
Mr. Zeilinger holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He brings over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations. Mr. Zeilinger is a recognized Toyota Production System Specialist, who has implemented successful transformation methodologies across a wid variety of industries, including Packaging, Elctronics, Construction, Plastics, Food, Automotive, and Aerospace. Mr. Zeilinger has been responsible for teams that have implemented these transformations and new methodologies to create World Class Manufacturing facilities. Including several major product launches, for organizations such as Del Monte, PepsiCo, Safeway, General Mills, Campbells, ConAgra, Gallo Wine, Simpson Strong Tie, Toyota, United Airlines, Bird Scooters, and the Foster' Group.
Mr. Neary has over 27 years of experience in the packaging industry as a machine operator, supervisor, technical lead and continuous improvement facilitator. Mr. Neary has developed and implemented training programs for multi point gluing, die cutting and laminating equipment. Mr. Neary played a key role in developing a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program specifically within printing and converting equipment.