Central Coast Lean

Lean Celebrity Interviews

As part of the Cal Poly Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Class, we interview local, national, and international lean managers and practitioners.  You are invited to join us online to view, listen, and ask questions at:    2:15-3:30pm, Wednesdays.

Here is the current line-up:

1/18 Sebastian Fishman Sebastian is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Manager of Quality, with deep involvement on the development and implementation of process improvements for Manufacturing and Transactional environments. His education includes a Master in Applied Physics, a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and two Six Sigma Black Belt certifications. He currently works as a Lean Facilitator at SpaceX.
1/25 Tom Daggett Tom graduated from USC with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Marketing, and continued on to earn his Green and Black Belt certifications. He has over 10 years of experience in Project Management, and currently works as the Director of Operational Excellence at Pacific Life.
2/1 Norbert Majerus Norbert has a Master’s degree in Chemistry, along with a Master Black Belt certification. He has been published numerous times and is a Shingo prizewinner. He currently works as a Senior Master Black Belt at Goodyear.
2/8 Lori Serna Lean leader and Cal Poly Business Transformation Manager.
2/15 Carlos Conejo Carlos is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration. He continued on to earn his Master Black Belt certification from Villanova University, and is now the President of Lean Six Sigma Specialists
2/22 Tim Romley Tim graduated from Cal Poly in 2014 with a B.S. in Industrial Technology. He currently works as a Manufacturing Engineer at ViaSat, and is responsible for driving process improvements, creating necessary documentation, and troubleshooting any manufacturing issues. Additionally, he sits on the program’s core team and acts as a liaison between the factory, program management, and engineering.
3/1 Nathan Adair Freudenberg Medical – Assistant GROWTTH Manager. Responsible for managing the lean and six sigma system in Carpinteria.
3/8 Matt Ward Matt graduated from Cal Poly with a B.S. in Industrial Technology. He went on to work for Northrop Grumman as a Supply Chain Manager for several years before moving on to Amazon WebServices, where he currently works as a Senior Business Operations Manager.


Past celebrities (2016)

29-Sep  Sam MacPherson

Internationally recognized Lean Enterprise Transformation Leader, Leadership Development expert, speaker, and thought leader.

6-Oct    Nix Juban

Strategic Lean Technical Program Manager, Intel Malaysia

13-Oct   Kim Brown Sims

Lean Leader Sierra Vista Hospital

20-Oct   Troy Weipert

Lean Leader Cal Poly and Director of AFD Network and Technology Services

27-Oct   Matt Ward

Business Ops Manager for Hardware Engineering, Amazon Web Services

3-Nov    Beau Keyte

President, Keyte Group — helps organizations build new capacity within their organization to effectively address the changing environment we all face.

10-Nov   Nathan Adair

Freudenberg Medical — Assistant Growtth Manager. Responsible for managing the lean and six sigma system in Carpinteria.

17-Nov   Bill Bellows

President of the In2: InThinking Network ( ), and member of the W. Edwards Deming Institute ( )

1-Dec    Wes Love

Process Specialist Lean Deployment Team — Aera Energy




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