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Dean Davidson Print
Founder & President

68 Pointe Circle
South Carolina

Telephone: 864-313-4320

Information: My Biography
  • Graduate of West Virginia University (BS Engineering 1984)
  • President of The Adopt Lean Group, a regional business performance improvement coaching firm
  • Certified Lean Practitioner (Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Shingo Prize 2009)
  • Certified Quality Auditor (American Society of Quality)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003)
  • Certified Business Coach (2008)
  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach (2008)
  • Shingo Prize Examiner-in-Training
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (1984)
  • Founding member of the South Carolina Upstate Lean Alliance
  • Member of Advisory Board of The Harvard Business Review
  • Participated in a four-year research project, conducted by MIT’s Industrial Performance Center
  • Featured on CNN’s Inside Business
  • Significant involvement in community organizations on a local, state, regional, and national level. 
  • Has been quoted and featured in local new papers as well as trade publications, business journals and television news programs
  • Has participated on numerous panels and presented at many international technical and professional conferences
  • A proven leader with over 25 years of international business experience involving business start-up, turnarounds, acquisitions, and growing companies toward profitability and improved performance
  • 25 years of international business leadership experience involving strategic planning, quality management systems, team-based organizational development, and global (international) supply chain management within various industries with a heavy emphasis on lean enterprise principles, total quality management, and continuous improvement.
  • Extensive experience implementing quality management systems compliant with the following standards:  ISO 9001, ISO 13485, TS 16949, AS9100, Shingo Prize Model, European Foundation for Quality Management Model
  • Extensive experience leading lean transformations in various industries

Client List:  Dana Corporation, Toyota Motor Company, Siemens Automotive, Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Faurecia, Michelin N.A., Doncasters, Bombardier, Nypro, Nutra, Hurst Jaws of Life, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), various construction and engineering firms, health care providers and public and private schools


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