Ben Richardson


With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing applications, Benny has acquired a vast amount of knowledge in various manufacturing facilities. While working with Martinrea International Benny was an instrumental member of the corporate lean team focusing on SMED and QDC activities within the stamping departments of multiple North American plants as well as teaching problem solving throughout the organization. Additionally he has a great understanding of the Toyota Production System having began his career at Toyota Motor Manufacturing as a team member on the shop floor and ultimately being promoted into management. Having worked directly with some of the best lean practitioners at Toyota, Benny has been well versed in Kaizen, Standardized Work, Problem Solving, Poke Yoke, Smooth Motion, Team Member Empowerment, Scrap Reduction, and 5S principles.