John Beakes III Named President

Monday, February 13, 2017

John Beakes, III was named President of Operational Performance Solutions, Inc (OPS) effective January, 2017. OPS provides Lean Process Improvement services to government, manufacturing, and healthcare organizations utilizing some of the nation's most highly qualified and experienced Lean facilitators.

John has focused on operational performance improvement, with particular emphasis on developing leadership, teamwork and problem solving to enable an organization to achieve superior performance and a culture of continuous improvement. He has demonstrated front-line success in leading challenging Lean projects in manufacturing, healthcare, and government, and exhibits exceptional Lean facilitator skills in the tradition of the Toyota-trained teachers with whom he has worked shoulder-to-shoulder for several years. Under his leadership, improvement teams have produced exceptional results and begun the task of building strong, multi-discipline problem solving capabilities.
Currently, John is leading Lean trainings and continuous improvement projects for the City of Baltimore and for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He also led the Lean training program for over 250 executives, directors and managers at a 5,000 person, multi-hospital healthcare organization, and the training and certification of 20 process improvement facilitators for that organization.
John is a certified Lean Facilitator, holds certificates in Lean Manufacturing and Project Management, and recently achieved his Lean Bronze Certification, as certified by SME.
John resides in Westminster with his wife Heather, and their two daughters.
For more information, questions or verification, contact:
Doug Howard, VP of Government Services, 410-871-0995

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