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LES PICKERING

BIO

PERSONAL BACKGROUND - Mr. Pickering brings over 40 years of experience in international process improvement, manufacturing and operations. He is a recognized Toyota Production System specialist who has implemented successful transformation methodologies within the Packaging, Beverages, Large Warehousing, Plastics and Automotive industries.


Mr. Pickering has been involved and led teams that implemented state of the art, world-class manufacturing facilities. Mr. Pickering was responsible for several major installations that consistently outperform comparative processes two to five fold. Recent development in digital print and conversion has brought about several digital installations, together with full development of a first all digital print and cut facility in Santiago, Chile. Mr. Pickering has gathered and shared best practices from three continents - Europe, Australia and The Americas.


Mr. Pickering holds a degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering.


EXPERTISE – Mr. Pickering is highly regarded as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Lean Manufacturing. Other areas of expertise include:

  • Toyota Technical Training – Lean Manufacturing 
  • Practical Problem Solving (PDCA, A3 Report Writing, DMAIC)
  • Administrative Lean Transformation
  • Visual Workplace Organization, Visual Management, 5S & 4P’s
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Quick Changeovers – SMED
  • Lean Balanced Scorecard/ Overall Equipment Effectiveness – OEE
  • Lean Production Principles
  • Personnel and Management Training 
  • Kaizen Event Coordinator/ Facilitator
  • Flow / Pull System & Kanban Methods

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A keen cyclist who loves his Cannondale and when home spends  too much time on car care!

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MARK ZEILINGER

BIO

PERSONAL BACKGROIUND - Mr. Zeilinger 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 variety of industries that include Packaging, Electronics, Medical, and Automotive. Mr. Zeilinger has worked with several small, mid and large Fortune 500 organizations across the United States. Mr. Zeilinger has extensive expertise in operational improvements and total site transformation.


Mr. Zeilinger has been a Lean Enterprise Manager and has led teams that implemented state of the art, world-class manufacturing facilities. Mr. Zeilinger was responsible for several major product launches for organizations such as Del Monte, PepsiCo, Safeway, General Mills, Campbell’s, ConAgra, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Simpson Strong Tie and the Foster’s Group. Mr. Zeilinger holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.



EXPERTISE – Mr. Zeilinger is highly regarded as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Lean Manufacturing. Other areas of expertise include:

  • Toyota Technical Training – Lean Manufacturing 
  • Practical Problem Solving (PDCA, A3 Report Writing)
  • Administrative Lean Transformation
  • ISO-9000
  • 5S Workplace Organization, Visual Management
  • Value Stream Management
  • Quick Changeovers – SMED
  • Lean Balanced Scorecard/ Overall Equipment Effectiveness – OEE
  • Lean Production Principles
  • Personnel and Management training 
  • Kaizen Event Coordinator/ Facilitator
  • Total Quality Management Systems

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Mark likes any sport that requires a crash helmet!

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Shawn Neary

BIO

PERSONAL BACKGROUND - Mr. Neary has over 27 years of experience in the packaging industry as a machine operator, supervisor, technical lead and continuous improvement facilitator. He has developed and implemented training programs for multi point gluing, die cutting and laminating equipment. He played a key role in developing a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program specifically within printing and converting equipment. 


Mr. Neary has led teams that have successfully decreased set up times and increased production rates across many machine centers by using lean manufacturing principles. Transformed machine centers by implementing visual management, 5S and visual workplace organization. He has extensive experience in using modular material handling systems (Creform and FlexPipe )  and is able to create simple yet effective solutions for complex problems.


EXPERTISE - Mr. Neary is highly regarded as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Lean Manufacturing.  Other areas of expertise include:

  • Visual Workplace transformations
  • TPM
  • Modular material handling systems
  • 5S
  • Technical resource for Bobst, Bahmuller and Heidelberg folder gluers
  • Retail Ready Packaging (RRP)
  • Personnel training

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Shawn loves to go fishing in his off time