Lean Enterprise Division Office of the Chair (OoC)
Lean Enterprise Division Chair
Lindsay Lapatinsky serves as the Chair for the Division from August 2019 to the end of 2022. As such, Lindsay provides a fresh perspective to the Lean Enterprise Division as a Young Quality Professional. Lindsay received her degree in Biomedical Engineering with Honors from the University of Cincinnati. She currently is in the Global Operations Leadership Development Program with Johnson & Johnson where she has worked in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices in Quality, Supervising, Procurement, and other Supply Chain roles. Lindsay has been an active member of ASQ for over 6 years, starting as a student member in 2014. Lindsay founded a student ASQ section at her University and served as President. She has also served as the Standards Chair and as the Secretary for the Lean Enterprise Division. She has also received her Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) and is currently studying for the GMAT to receive her MBA. Lindsay resides in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area.
Immediate Past Chair
Lance B. Coleman, Sr.
Lance Coleman served as our 2018 Lean Enterprise Division Chair. Lance has over 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of quality engineering, Lean implementation, quality and risk management in the Medical Device, Aerospace and other regulated industries. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Southern Polytechnical University in Marietta, GA. He is an ASQ Senior Member as well as a Certified Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Green Belt, Quality Auditor and Biomedical Auditor.
Lance is the author of two books - “The Customer Driven Organization: Employing the Kano Model (Productivity Press 2014)” and “Advanced Quality Auditing: An Auditor’s Review of Risk Management, Lean Improvement and Data Analysis (Quality Press 2015)” and, as well as many articles on risk management, Lean and quality.
Lance is 2016-2018 TAG 302 Chair and is also an instructor for the ASQ FMEA and Certified Quality Auditor Preparatory courses. He has presented, trained and consulted throughout the United States and abroad.
Lean Enterprise Division Chair-Elect
Dr. Nick Vyas serves as the Chair-Elect for the Division. In the past, he was Global Strategy Chair overseeing the enhancement of the Division’s global presence and value. He was also an active member of the Publications committee, reviewing submittals and recruiting authors. Nick is a known practitioner in operations management and organizational excellence through the application of Blended Quality Management, AI, ML, RPA, Blockchain, and Data Analytics. He received his Doctor of Education from the Univ of Southern California, with his published dissertation on Conceptualization of Higher Education Excellence System (HEES): Use of Advance Data Analytics and Blended Quality Management. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) in End-to-End Global Supply Chain Management, Nick has led cultural and business transformation for fortune 100 companies. He implemented breakthrough process improvements for over 500 projects that have transformed businesses for clients in the field of health care, service, government, retail, and end-to-end supply chain focusing on procurement, sourcing, IT, distribution, logistics, and transportation. As the Executive Director and founder of USC Marshall’s Center for Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM), MS in GSCM and as an Assistant Professor, Nick is educating the next generation of business leaders. He was recognized as a “Supply Chain Leader” for the APICS Excellence Awards and awarded by USC Marshall with the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence. As a thought leader, he speaks at conferences sharing his views on global trade, disruptive technology and its impact on global supply chain management. Nick serves to expand and make global supply chain management education accessible through initiatives such as the Gift of Knowledge and Supply Chain Professionals Without Borders (SCPWOB). Vyas raises and provides scholarships for deserving students in Africa who are interested in humanitarian healthcare supply chains via the USC MS GSCM program.
Value Stream and Support Process Chairs
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Professional Development Value Stream Chair
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