Chris Butterworth Author & Editor

Chris Butterworth is a multi-award-winning author, speaker, and coach. He is a certified Shingo Institute master-level facilitator and a Shingo Institute Faculty Fellow and examiner. He is the winner of Best New Speaker of the Year Award for The Executive Connection (TEC) for his talk on Lean Thinking and the co-author of the widely acclaimed Shingo publication award winning books 4+1: Embedding a Culture of Continuous Improvement and The Essence of Excellence and is also the editor of the Shingo Institute book Enterprise Alignment and Results.

Morgan Jones has more than 30 years experience in Lean and twenty years in Six Sigma. He is a pragmatic and experienced improvement leader. He has delivered over $2.1 billion in hard savings to organizations, and improved customer-staff experiences and health and safety. The sustainability of business improvement have resulted in over twenty-three international awards and he has chaired twenty-seven international conferences around business improvement. He is also a Chartered Engineer, Certified Master Black Belt, Lean Master, and Executive Coach.

Peter Hines is the co-founder of the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) at Cardiff Business School-LERC which grew to be the largest academic research in Lean globally.He has undertaken extensive research into Lean and written or co-written twelve books, including the Shingo Prize winning books Staying Lean, Creating a Lean & Green Business System, and The Essence of Excellence.