Senior Leadership Team
After leading a number of organizations through turn-arounds in 20-years with the U.S Air Force, Leading2Lean CEO Keith Barr has had a long career as a leader in the manufacturing technology sector. He believes that manufacturing can only survive by evolving and adapting to new technologies and digital lean methodologies. However, he is also a contrarian that believes that manufacturers too often ignore the human equation. Barr knows that the most powerful computer on the planet is the human mind. For him, Manufacturing 4.0 must connect IoT cyber-physical resources and data to human problem solving. Keith insists that plant managers need truth, rather than data alone. Solving problems on the factory floor requires employee engagement, aligning of management objectives, and creating an environment that promotes constant enhancement of product and process.
Bob Argyle is a 30-year veteran of the manufacturing industry. He brings great insight and knowledge of manufacturing to Leading2Lean and their clients. Bob knows the plant floor because he has spent time there in maintenance, engineering and operations management. As CCO, Bob works with the customer in all industries to help implement Leading2Lean’s proprietary Lean Execution System (LES), CloudDISPATCH. He oversees product implementations, ongoing support and helps customers maintain continuous improvement.
Tyler Whitaker is a successful development leader of large-scale software platforms and solutions. He is also an entrepreneur with deep experience in engineering, computer security and tech support. Tyler serves as both chief technology officer (CTO) and chief operating officer (COO). He controls a wide range of Leading2Lean’s operations including software development and security, sales engineering, and policy compliance to make sure the company’s customers have the best support and best results in the industry.
Cory is an financial and operations executive with experience in both startups and established companies. Prior to joining Leading2Lean, Cory was CFO for C7 Data Centers. He is a graduate of Utah State University.
Mark leads our Global Customer Support and Implementation team, which manages the implementation, support, and training for Leading2Lean products. Mark and his team ensures that L2L solutions are driving results and meeting customers’ strategic goals and objectives.
Mark has 10 years of experience with a global consumer electronics manufacturer with a focus on Lean and TPM transformations. His extensive background in maintenance and operations leadership allows Mark to become an extension of L2L customers’ Continuous Improvements and Production teams. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Maintenance and Reliability Program and also has a B.A degree in Business Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio.
Corey is responsible for engineering and development initiatives including coordinating product and project requirements with individual developers, product management, support, and sales and marketing teams. He received a BS in Computer Science from BYU. Previous employers include Citrix, Trade West Systems, and Sling TV.
Clark leads Leading2Lean’s sales team. He has over 25 years of technology, manufacturing and sales experience. Clark is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
As L2L’s Director of Marketing Communications, Trent Maw touches all content, events, and media relations. He defines the company’s message, strategizing and building the campaigns that put L2L on the map. Trent and his team have grown media coverage year after year, including 400% growth over 2018 in the first five months of 2019, and have landed features in Forbes, Huffington Post, CIO, Inc, Industry Week, and others.
Trent is a marketing leader with almost twenty years experience building and growing young companies in the learning technologies and software spaces. His entrepreneurial success includes being awarded U.S. Small Business Administration’s Utah Young Entrepreneur of the Year prior to joining L2L.
Our Leadership Can Speak at Your Manufacturing Event
Need a manufacturing SME for your convention? Keith, Tyler and Bob and can speak about Industry 4.0 and Manufacturing 4.0, why factories must have sustained CI cultures, why factory maintenance needs to change, and other contemporary topics in manufacturing. Have a topic you need insights on? Contact us today.