Lean Division Office of the Chair (OoC)
Lean Division Chair
Mike Levenhagen has over 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of quality engineering, Mike is an ASQ Senior Member and has served as a volunteer leader on various teams within ASQ. These positions include the initial leadership team of the Team and Workplace Excellence Forum, chair of the International Team Excellence Award (ITEA) committee and as the secretary of the Lean Enterprise Division. He has led four process improvement project teams to the finals of the ASQ ITEA and equipped many judges to serve in the ITEA process. Mike is an ASQ Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Bronze Certified, and has facilitated the Lean Bronze Certification Review Course. At Oshkosh Defense Mike established and administered internal certification programs for Lean Six Sigma Greenbelts and Lean Practitioners. Mike’s passion for and involvement with cultural change and high-performance teams has led to a unique blend of theory and practical application. With an emphasis on the people side of business process improvement, Mike enjoys helping grow a people-first improvement culture that delivers sustainable results. Mike has his degree in Business with a specialization in Project Management, is a member of the Project Management Institute and SME.
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 Division Chair-Elect
Lindsay Lapatinsky will serve as the Chair for the Division starting in 2021 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 5 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 San Antonio Texas area.
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