Tim Vickers is a manufacturing professional with more than 30 years' attaining results with people. A patented Engineer, he started his career developing and testing new products, while managing multi-plant capital expenditure projects. As a Plant Manager, his manufacturing business units ranged from small family-owned to stockholder-held Fortune 500. He is a metric driven leader, with both turnaround success and greenfield experience in scaling up business units. Being both profits minded and empathetic in approach, his leadership involves those closest to the product, utilizing proven Lean principles that lead to increased profitability, shipments, quality, and safety. As a veteran of 1000+ days facilitating Kaizen, Tim is a seasoned Lean mentor who "walks the talk". Passionate about Lean Manufacturing, Demand Flow Technology, Toyota Production System, Innovation Engineering, Training Within Industry and Six Sigma strategies.