SOURCE: Lean Horizons Consulting, LLC

April 26, 2007 11:47 ET

Mark DeLuzio Inducted Into the Shingo Prize Academy

GLASTONBURY, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2007 -- Mark C. DeLuzio, President of Lean Horizons Consulting, LLC, has been recognized by the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing for his dedication to the pursuit of Lean world-class manufacturing practices. As the newest member of the Shingo Prize Academy, Mr. DeLuzio joins an impressive list of individuals who have distinguished themselves in the area of manufacturing excellence. Members serve as promotional ambassadors for the Shingo Prize and its activities. Mr. DeLuzio was inducted into the Shingo Prize Academy on March 29, 2007.

Directly mentored by the originators of the Toyota Production System (TPS), Mr. DeLuzio has directed the implementation of Lean principles and strategies globally for more than 15 years. Mr. DeLuzio founded Lean Horizons Consulting in 2001, now a leading provider of enterprise-wide Lean transformations. Formerly as Vice President and Corporate Officer of Danaher Corporation, Mr. DeLuzio led the corporate-wide implementation of Lean and designed what is known today as the Danaher Business System (DBS). In 1988, as Chief Financial Officer at Danaher's Jake Brake® division, Mr. DeLuzio implemented one of the first Lean accounting processes in the USA. He was also instrumental in developing Jake's first zero-defect manufacturing process for Toyota's Hino Motors. Mr. DeLuzio holds two undergraduate degrees in business, an MBA in Operations Management, a Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

About Shingo Prize

The Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing ( is named for Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo who distinguished himself as one of the world's leading experts in improving manufacturing processes. Dr. Shingo has been described as an "engineering genius" who helped create and write about many aspects of the revolutionary manufacturing practices which comprise the renowned Toyota Production System. The Shingo Prize is regarded as the premier manufacturing award recognition program for North America. As part of the Shingo Prize mission and model, the Prize highlights the value of using lean/world-class manufacturing practices to attain world-class status.

About Lean Horizons Consulting

Lean Horizons Consulting offers integrated competencies for achieving enterprise-wide Lean transformation to global firms in the manufacturing, consumer services, financial services and healthcare sectors. Lean Horizons aligns Lean with the deployment of the corporation's business strategy to deliver unique, enterprise-wide solutions that incorporate the organization's business model, core processes and functions. Lean Horizons' field force of internationally experienced industry professionals bear direct lineage to the Toyota Production System and lend a unique combination of explicit and tacit knowledge to Lean transformations. For more information regarding Lean Horizons Consulting, please visit or contact Lean Horizons Consulting - Americas, telephone 860 537 6786, and Lean Horizons Consulting - Europe, telephone +01 763 220729.

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