William “Wes” Waldo

COO and President, Americas
William “Wes” Waldo

As the Lean Methods Group's COO and President, Americas, Wes leverages more than 20 years of quality, operations management, and performance excellence experience.

Wes enjoys working with a wide variety of organizations, especially in developing their strategic plans and breaking them down into actionable objectives, projects and associated improvement methodologies. He spends much of his time coaching senior leaders on how to align their teams for ultimate success. He recently released a new on-demand course, Strategic Planning via Hoshin Kanri, that provides an overview of this proven process for creating alignment and achieving breakthroughs.

Wes is the co-author of A Team Leader’s Guide to Kaizen Events, and contributed to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Lean Six Sigma and The Innovator’s Toolkit.

Expert in strategy deployment, process excellence and performance management
Dynamic, highly respected author and public speaker
Expertise in Hoshin Planning, Lean, Six Sigma and innovative problem solving
Certified Lean Master, Quality Engineer, ISO 9002 Internal Auditor and Kepner-Tregoe Process Facilitator and Coach
B.S. in Chemistry from Appalachian State University
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