Yoshiharu Haraguchi graduated as a Mechanical Technician by Matsumoto Technical College in Nagano, Japan. He learned TPS/Lean directly from Mr. Taiichi Ohno and Mr.Itsuo Mamiya, TPS masters from Toyota Motors. During 29 years at Toyota, he worked in Quality Inspection and Control and Manufacturing areas like die casting, foundry, heat treatment and machining, then became the General Manager of Manufacturing Division. He has a large experience in Total Productive Maintenance and Total Quality Management with training received in the Toyota Motor Corporation Training Center, Japan. As a TPS/Lean advisor, he developed curriculum for training and also coordinated Quality Control Circle teams.