Director, Lean Center of Excellence, Veryable, Dallas, TX USA
Gauthier has over 18 years of experience in lean in the automotive, pharma, electronics and paper industries and is the Director, Lean Center of Excellence at Veryable.
Prior to Veryable, Gauthier occupied Senior Consultant and Project Manager manager roles in consulting (Growtth consulting Europe and Simpler Consulting) and was Manager of Training Operations at Lean Alliance, where he developed the Lean Engineering “black belt” program. He trained over 100 Lean Black Belts in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He was responsible for the introduction of lean management systems at MacLean-Fogg (company-wide) as Executive Lean Advisor and at Hillenbrand (Global Functions) as Sr. Director, Hillenbrand operating Model.
Gauthier has led over 160 kaizens in 14 countries, with up to $943,000 in savings. For example, an 82% productivity improvement in pharmaceutical line through low cost mechanical improvements, new layout, and ergonomic improvements and the elimination of the biggest issue in the finance department of a $2.8 Bn. Company, reducing payment processing time by 83% and errors by 70%. He has led over 100 Value Stream Mapping workshops.
Gauthier holds an MBA from the University of South Alabama and a DESCAF (Masters in Business Administration and Finance) from ESC Pau (France). He lives with his wife in Pensacola, FL.