For over 20 years, Monte has lived Toyota’s Production System (TPS) and its relentless pursuit of True North. Today he finds a tremendous amount of satisfaction helping companies realize operational excellence. Monte started his career with Toyota at the NUMMI facility where he managed various departments including Production, Special and New Model projects, and the TPS Group. In 2003 Monte was selected from a pool of over 600 managers to join Toyota’s three year Executive Development Program-Operations and Management Development Division (OMDD) where he continued to develop his TPS knowledge and capability.
At OMDD Monte was responsible for the implementation of Jishuken (Rapid Kaizen) in the North American Paint and Plastics facilities as well as the implementation of TPS at a number of supplier companies.
During his tenure at OMDD, Monte was mentored by members of Toyota’s elite Operations and Management Consulting Division (OMCD). Monte’s extensive TPS expertise has been utilized in a myriad of industries (including automotive, retail, finance and building products). His innovative strategies have been applied to Greenfield sites, plant expansions, consolidations, product development and product launches. Monte has worked with companies in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China and the Middle East.