John Dawson


With over 25 years of firsthand experience in manufacturing application and consulting in the adoption, training, SME development, and implementation of the Toyota Production System (TPS). John has supported clients by providing strategic development, coaching and mentoring in lean principles and methodologies through training and hands-on assistance during design, implementation and measurement of lean operating systems.

John worked 16 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY (TMMK) where TPS knowledge gained there and from sensei’s in Japan, has allowed for successful lean transformations throughout a myriad of organizations and business disciplines including, Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Oil and Gas, and Paper Mills and Cardboard. John has worked in over 20 US states, Mexico, Japan, and the Middle East.