Ron has been a Lean practitioner and senior manager or over 20 years. Ron actively engages and mentors stakeholders of all levels, from the Board Room through Operations, Finance and HR functions. Ron’s Lean foundation developed during 16 years with Boeing before leading the implementation of quality and Lean initiatives into Chubb Australasia. Ron is also Director at TXM Lean Solutions. Ron holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical) a Masters of Business Administration and is an advocate of experiential learning.
Phone +61 (0)427 414 426
National Facilitator Australia and New Zealand
With over 30 years of industry experience, Victor is passionate about helping people and organisations learn, network and share knowledge. Victor has had Senior Training and HR roles with major organisations including: Mount Isa Mines; Kenworth Trucks; Olympic Dam; and ACI Fibreglass. Victor established his own training business VC Consulting in 1995, with an emphasis on Lean Initiatives, Organisational Development and facilitating Industry Networks. He is also managing partner for Paradigm Learning in Australia / New Zealand, delivering a range of innovative Business Training Programs.
Phone +61 (0)413 718 986
Network Facilitator – Queensland and New South Wales
With over 30 years of international industry experience, Kevin has implemented a number of Operational and Business Excellence programs across many sectors. Kevin has a Masters in Quality and Environmental Management, a Graduate Certificate in Operational Excellence, is a Certified Net Promoter Score (NPS) Facilitator and an Accredited Lead Auditor for ISO9001. Recently Kevin has worked with organisations such as Bulla Dairy Foods, GSK, MYSALE, Dematic, Southern Grampians Shire Council, Cabrini and Sunraysia TAFE. He is also a judge for the Southern Grampians Shire and Sunshine Coast Business Awards.
Kevin is passionate about bringing together people and processes to grow and build capability and to deliver excellence in Customer Service and Process performance.
Network Facilitator – Western Australia
John has been living in Australia for thirty years having migrated to Perth from America. He is a practical digital electronic engineer with an eye for anomalies and efficient processes. John has most recently finished a nine year stint as manager of the Aviation Heritage Museum of WA. Before leaving America he designed and built the first F/A 18 and A6-E simulator for what is now Lockheed Martin in the desert town of Ridgecrest, California.
Over the course of his career, John has worked in the alarm industry, the telephone industry, the commercial irrigation business, and has owned and run multiple businesses. John is very excited to join the Best Practice Network and looks forward to meeting as many of our Network members and the manufacturing and supply chain community in WA.
Network Facilitator – New Zealand
For over 20 years, Peter has held senior executive positions in a number of large industrial companies in both Australia and New Zealand. Most recently he has been a member of the senior executive leadership team of Hynds Ltd.
A key part of Peter’s experience has been in lean strategy development and implementation. He is looking forward to working with companies in New Zealand as they journey to operational excellence. Peter has an engagement style that focuses on coaching and mentoring that will add significant value to members in New Zealand.
Outside of work, Peter chairs a social services organisation and over the past 15 years he and his wife have been foster parents to over 50 babies.
Network Facilitator – Victoria
With a 20 year career starting in automotive engineering design, sales and quality, Neil has been working with factory teams for the last decade, helping them to implement lean from the shop floor up. Neil has developed and taught visual management, safety and problem solving systems in Germany, Japan, Korea, India and South-East Asia, with a strong focus on training coaches and team leaders for sustained culture change.
Phone +61 (0) 419 569 017
Network Coordinator – Victoria
Network Coordinator – QLD & NSW
Network Coordinator – WA
Network Coordinator – NZ