Ray organizes and leads results-focused business transformation programs. He has been actively involved in Lean since 1997 beginning his career as a production engineering trainee at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK), Powertrain Division. Ray gained further insight into lean systems as Industrial Extension Specialist, teaching and researching lean transformation methodologies as a member the Lean Systems Group, an industry-academic partnership between Toyota and the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. Over the years, Ray has lead several lean transformation programs in vastly different industries from manufacturing, food processing, healthcare, and service environments, engaging at all levels from front line team members to CEO’s.
Ray holds a Master of Science, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Lean Systems Emphasis, and a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering. Ray also holds certifications in Lean Systems, Human Systems for Lean (Toyota Culture), Lean Accounting, Toyota Production Systems and Toyota ProblemSolving.