Jamie Flinchbaugh is co-founder and partner of the Lean Learning Center, bringing successful and varied experiences of lean transformation from the shop floor to the board room. He has coached leaders through lean transformation across the world. Prior to founding the Center, he worked at DTE Energy, parent to Detroit Edison, as a lean thought leader to help transform the operations, leadership and thinking of the utility industry towards a philosophy of lean systems. Earlier in his career, Flinchbaugh was part of the development, training and implementation of the Chrysler Operating System, a widely-benchmarked lean change program. He also has a wide-range of operational experiences, including product development production, maintenance, quality, materials and manufacturing engineering. Flinchbaugh co-authored The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road, a best-selling lean book. Flinchbaugh is a graduate fellow of the highly-regarded Leaders for Manufacturing Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Sloan School of Management, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering. He has also received a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Lehigh University. Flinchbaugh resides in Riegelsville, Penn. with his wife and three children.