Damen is an Operational Excellence Professional with over 25 years of experience applying lean in oil & gas, automotive, aerospace and FMCG environments. A specialist in process improvement and lean transformation successfully developing the road map, implementing lean deployment across a multi-site international business.
Damen gets results by coaching teams to discover solutions through prediction of making small step changes, to deeply think about cause and effect and to truly understand the current situation. This ultimately leads to highly motivated teams solving their own problems by themselves that will allow them to meet management directed goals and objectives.
Damen is a knowledgeable trainer; a certified lean six sigma master black belt; a TWI job instruction trainer; a Toyota kata coach; a writer of several lean courses including Lean Manager, 5S, standard work and value stream mapping; a practitioner and trainer of the Toyota 8 step problem solving method. All delivered with great insight, enthusiasm, and interaction.
Damen shares his knowledge and passion for building capability by developing Master Trainers in the courses delivered through teach-do, teach-do train the trainer.
Damen is a proficient coach. The impact to the bottom line is the desirable by-product of successful coaching. The prime objective is to engage the work force to apply learning and move themselves forward one step at a time every single day.