Ron is the President of Breakthrough Horizons, LTD, a Florida-based, U.S, management consulting company specializing in World Class Improvement through the application of the Toyota Business System, more commonly known as “lean”. With over 30 years of experience in operations, his lean management experience was gained through multiple enterprise transformations in different industries including custom packaging, power reliability electronics assembly, and test and measurement products.
Educated at Purdue University, he learned the details and disciplined applications of lean principles, habits, and tools from both the Swingouts Sensei and their first generation disciples. Working in both shop floor and above the shop floor areas, Ron has vigorously strived to remove waste from businesses through the involvement and ideas of the people doing the work
Ron has lean consulting experience in the healthcare sector (US and Canada Health Systems including primary care, acute care, and community applications of both clinical and back shop improvement), the commercial sector (administration, manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, engineering), and the public sector (US Army, US Navy, US Air Force including MRO, Pentagon, and Surgeon General Assignments).
Ron is also a recognized author, published in November 2011, with the release of his Shingo award-winning book entitled, “Taking Improvement from the Assembly Line to Healthcare” detailing the application of the Toyota Production system to the healthcare industry. His second book, “Lean Leadership for Healthcare” was published in April 2013 and delivers important leadership lessons in lean healthcare transformation. This book was also awarded a Shingo Prize.