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John DeCaro

Senior Process Improvement Specialist

Mr. DeCaro's thirty-nine year career in automotive manufacturing culminated in his assignment as Global Manager, Industrial Engineering for the $12 Billion Energy and Chassis Division of Delphi Automotive Systems, where he was responsible for all Industrial Engineering activities at 22 wholly owned subsidiaries and 17 joint venture operations. His extensive experience with lean process improvement began in the early 1980's, when he managed the implementation of Eliyahu Goldratt's "Optimized Production Technology" in the Hyatt Division of General Motors in Bristol, Connecticut. His involvement with the design, development and implementation of lean process improvement methods expanded from that early base to his world-wide responsibility for the implementation of Delphi's lean system throughout the Energy and Chassis Division. John formed J&S DeCaro in late 2002, where he has specialized in assisting organizations develop and implement lean process improvement tools and the culture to sustain high-performance operations. John is part of the team at Operational Performance Solutions that has been integrating the expertise of experienced lean practitioners with the knowledge of physicians and other medical professionals to develop a customized approach to process improvement in healthcare. He is the Project Manager for the Lean Process Improvement Project in Sterile Processing for a 411-bed hospital in Virginia, and he is a Principal Instructor for the Introductory Lean Training being delivered to 200 Directors and Managers of a 5,000 person regional healthcare organization.

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