Jeff Siniard

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, CENTER FOR MANAGEMENT & ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Biography

Jeff Siniard is the Lean Enterprise Research Scientist at the Center for Management and Economic Research, where he has trained hundreds of executives, managers, engineers and operators in Lean Enterprise principles and he has conducted over 500 Kaizen events for manufacturers and service providers throughout the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.

Siniard’s experience and leadership has resulted in millions of dollars of impacts and hundreds of jobs created or retained for clients in industries as diverse as automotive, steel fabrication and distribution, aerospace, medical, and flexible packaging. Jeff was also a pioneer in developing Lean services for seaport operations.

Prior to joining CMER, Jeff was the Plant Manager for Martin Industries and was responsible for the organization’s Athens site including day-to-day operations, finance and budgeting. logistics and supply chain, and making hiring decisions.


Education

  • B.S., Management of Technology, Athens State University

Certifications

  • Toyota Production System Support Center for Top Management
  • Toyota Kata Coaching
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Lean Manufacturing Trainer
  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) certified Lean Aerospace instructor
  • LAI Lean Healthcare certified Trainer
  • Practical Energy practitioner