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Coauthor, 'Perfecting Patient Journeys'
In a 30-year professional career Karl has succeeded as a design engineer, inventor, company president, and consultant. This diverse background provides a unique perspective on the application of lean tools and techniques to help clients create process flow and improve performance. As a company president, he led the lean transformation of an automotive parts supplier. His coaching stresses the importance of management development and employee engagement for a successful change to a lean enterprise. In addition to his work with manufacturing, Karl has had a successful career consulting to the healthcare industry nationally and globally. In that work he has demonstrated the ability to understand and connect with doctors, nurses, and administrators and the passion that they bring to their mission, and has found it particularly rewarding. Karl is a partner in the Lean Transformations Group. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.