Robert Uyekawa has spent 22 years studying and applying the Toyota Production System. He worked for both Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. and Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America. He gained both production and administrative support in paint, weld, stamping, maintenance, quality and production control. He spent 15 months studying production preparation and engineering at Toyota in Japan. Robert has taught and implemented the TPS and Lean principles in the aerospace, biotechnology, beverage, energy, food and the medical device industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University of Pomona.