Mike is Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO), an organization developed in 1999 as a vision of Toyota Motor Manufacturing to share Lean Quality philosophy and human resource practices with education, business, and community organizations.
Mike is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Manufacturing, the University of Dayton’s Center for Competitive Change and a member of the faculty of Lean Enterprise Institute. Prior to CQPO, Mike was a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Georgetown, Kentucky, plant both in Human Resources and Manufacturing.
Mike currently supports organizations with Lean Culture transformations focusing on the roles of Executive Management and Human Resources and how the quality people value stream connects to the production value stream.
Process Capability Partners
Process Capability Partners is an advisor to small and middle market manufacturing companies. Our team has expertise in process and operations improvement as well as business strategy, product development, and manufacturing technology.
Michael Hyche had an accomplished career as a senior operating executive for middle market food companies prior to forming Process Capability Partners in 2015. Mr. Hyche has engaged in a variety of situations and in multiple roles including operations, business development, and technical services leadership. Over the course of his career, he has spear-headed numerous value creation initiatives – capacity expansions and facility start-ups; new processing and packaging technology commercialization; and has led a variety of company turnarounds. He is a recognized thought leader in several industry consortia to advance the state of the art in food processing and manufacturing.
Ben Hoseus is a senior associate with Process Capability Partners who engages with individuals and organizations on the journey of continuous improvement. Working globally as a consultant, Ben utilizes his experience to guide engagements through coaching, workshop facilitation, and project management with the goal to develop the capability of both people and processes. Ben has worked with international corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and non-profit organizations across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. In addition to expertise in Finance and Human Resources, Ben has experience in operations across a variety of sectors including food production, manufacturing, logistics, textiles, military apparel, tourism, and professional services.
Center for Quality People & Organizations
The mission of CQPO is to establish a learning environment of mutual respect, which emphasizes problem solving, teamwork and continuous improvement practices that enable organizations to produce effective, efficient and defensible systems.
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Southwest Research Institute
The members of the Southwestern Research Institute are R&D problem solvers providing independent, premier services to government and industry clients. Our multidisciplinary nature allows us to rapidly assemble diverse teams to tackle problems from multiple directions. We push the boundaries of science and technology to develop innovative solutions that advance the state of the art and improve human health and safety. Operating as a nonprofit since our 1947 inception, we work in the public’s best interest and toward the betterment of mankind. And as a contract R&D organization, we are here when you need us.
Find out more at www.swri.org.