Mr. Ron Crabtree isthe founder and CEO (2002) of MetaOps™ / MetaExperts™, Inc. a diversified provider of Top Talent, Contracted ‘MetaExperts™’ resources, consulting, and training services. The company focuses on “operational excellence” in end-to-end operations, supply chain and marketing & sales. He is an internationally recognized expert in leading-edge business process improvement methodologies. Mr. Crabtree is a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Supply Chain Transformation Architect and is expert in effective change management, facilitation and communications.
He has spent more than 20,000 hours providing consulting, training and facilitation for large and small groups for hundreds of organizations internationally on a wide range of topics. He draws on more than 30 years of experience in implementing Lean, Six Sigma, Supply Chain and other “best practice” methodologies as both an insider and as a consultant in many international industriesincluding complex manufacturing, automotive, insurance & financial services, state/local government, medical / healthcare, process manufacturing, repair operations, printing, injection molding, consumer goods, distribution/retail,software and more. Ron is the author and architect of the TOP Facilitator© Program that provides the skills needed for change agents and leaders charged with facilitating organizational transformation. In addition, Mr. Crabtree has served as an instructor for University of San Francisco (Supply Chain and Lean Supply Chain) and Villanova University in their professional education on-line programs(Lean Six Sigma, LSSBB, Masters of Business Analysis, General Business). Mr. Crabtree is a world-renowned author and public speaker published in many venues. He is a co-author or author of five books on Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma. Published in 2011 by MetaOps is Driving Operational Excellence – Successful Lean Six Sigma Secrets to Improve the Bottom Line. More on this book and OpEx radio shows at www.DrivingOperationalExcellence.com. Others include the text for Villanova University’s LSS program text and the (Lean Six Sigma) LSS Primer published by the Quality Council of Indiana (www.qualitycouncil.com).
For 13 years running wrote the Lean Culture Department in APICS magazine, APICS’ award-winning magazine featuring innovative ideas and real world strategies for inventory, materials, production, and supply chain management; planning and scheduling; purchasing; logistics; warehousing; and e-business solutions. APICS url: www.apics.org. In addition, Mr. Crabtree’s works have appeared in many other professional and trade publications. In 2012 MetaOps has launched an on-line magazine – more about and to subscribe at http://metaopsmagazine.com/.
Mr. Crabtree has held positions in General Management (Division President), Materials Management, and Manufacturing Operations Management. In addition, he has held consulting posts as Oracle Practice Leader for Grant Thornton and as a Technical Director for one of the world’s largest lean manufacturing training/consulting practices.