Brandon is an Associate for the W3 Group and delivers tangible and sustainable continuous improvement results as a Toyota Kata Coach and Lean Instructor/Facilitator. Since 2006, Brandon has been a Professor of Operations Management at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville teaching courses in the Industrial Engineering department such as Lean Production and Leadership Principles and Practices for the Master of Science in Operations Management degree program. Brandon is a Vice President of Membership for the SE Region of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.
Prior to his work with W3 Group, he advanced through management leadership at Central States Mfg., as Regional Operations Manager for three facilities in the Eastern Region, which served 17 states. He has a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Professional Engineers license in Arkansas. He holds a certificate in LeanSigma Kaizen instruction from Time Based Management Consulting Group, and has led many continuous improvement events. Since 2011, Brandon has concentrated his learning and teaching in the practice and deployment of “Toyota Kata” as described in the book of the same name by author Mike Rother.
Brandon has 20 years of continuous improvement experience in various leadership roles for Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, Central States Manufacturing, Waterloo Industries, and Lincoln Automotive. He has led many Kaizen and Continuous Improvement projects both inside his companies and with client manufacturers.