About Q5



  • Corrugated Conversion - A reduction in set-up times by 50% equating to a savings of $200,000.00 per year.
  • Plastic Injection Molding -  Lead Times shortened from 0.75  to 0.15 days,  Quality increased from 99.2% to 99.8% and Process time per unit reduced by 6.8%.
  • Electrical Contracting PreFab Department - Component assembly times reduced by 50%.
  • Packaging & Fulfillment - Inventory Square footage reduced by 32.9%.



  • Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Practical Problem Solving (PDCA)
  • 5S Visual Workplace Organization
  • Administrative Lean Transformation
  • Visual Control Management
  • Kanban Inventory Management
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Quick Changeovers – SMED
  • Observation Circles
  • Equipment Effectiveness – OEE
  • Total Preventive Maintenance
  • Project Management Offices
  • Standardized Work
  • Kaizen Events



  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Distribution Centers
  • Corrugated Conversion
  • Construction
  • FMCG -Fast Moving Customer Goods
  • Folding Carton Conversion
  • Food and Beverage
  • Glass Bottling
  • Hospitality
  • Litho Conversion
  • Packaging and Fulfillment
  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Warehousing

The core Team


Leslie Pickering, Co-Owner

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.


Mark Zeilinger, Co-Owner

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.


Shawn Neary, Senior Lean Advisor

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.