Renato Kitazuka


Renato is a mechanical engineer and is pursuing his master’s degree in manufacturing and logistics management (Unicamp). His TPS/Lean expertise came from Toyota Brazil where for three years he developed Toyota suppliers to comply with TPS requirements. He heads the TPS implementation for Delphi Thermal and Interior South America and has been recognized by Autodata magazine as a key implementer leading the Jaguariúna plant to be the most productive and profitable company per square meter among Delphi Thermal companies. Currently based in Indianapolis IN USA, Renato leads Lean implementation at CTB/McGraw Hill. He has also been extensively involved in TPS knowledge exchange with organizations in Chile, Hungary, France, Poland and Portugal.