The LeanDNA A-List

Meet Our Outstanding Customers

The LeanDNA-List celebrates the hard work of our customers, who day-in and day-out work to optimize inventory, reduce shortages, and empower their companies to operate more efficiently. These winners represent the tenacious, knowledgeable, and hands-on users and champions of LeanDNA. 

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Tony Gonzalez, Electrical Components International

Global Lean Supply Chain Manager

With two LeanDNA initiatives, Tony Gonzales prepares his team at Electrical Components International for swift changes amid a disruptive market. The result of standardizing and aligning all factories on data-driven execution: A 30 percent critical shortage reduction in 6 months, plus a feature on our LeanDNA-List.

Ben Galka, Terumo BCT

DIRECT PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Ben’s forward-thinking, energetic approach as Terumo’s Direct Procurement Manager is contagious, impactful, and earns him this month’s spot on the LeanDNA-List.

Scott Chambers, Safran Cabin

DATA ANALYST

Scott’s detailed, fact-driven approach to championing LeanDNA’s success led to a 43 percent shortage reduction and 23 percent improvement to on-time delivery in six months. His unwavering desire to help his team succeed—a desire recognized by his peers—earns him this month’s spot on the LeanDNA-List.

Ashley Dunkelberger, Spirit AeroSystems

MANAGER OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN PURCHASE ORDER MANAGEMENT

When the team at Spirit AeroSystems set out to achieve some serious excess inventory reduction goals this year, they needed a dynamic leader to inspire the procurement organization and steer a rapid implementation of LeanDNA. Ashley drove home the value of LeanDNA Inventory Actions to her team, got four sites up and running with the platform ahead of schedule, and together, they’ve already driven impressive business results.

Nick Salmon, PSG Dover

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN

As senior director of operations and supply chain at PSG Dover, Nick Salmon leads by empowering his team, an approach he honed as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Nick’s humble, empathetic leadership and continuous-improvement mindset helps him understand his buying team’s challenges and brings our mission to life, earning him the spot as this October’s A-Lister.

John Rokus, JR Automation

VP OF LEAN, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT & QUALITY ENGINEERING

Change management is a challenge across all new technology adoption, and understandably so. Building a successful culture of continuous improvement isn’t just about the right tools; it’s also about masterfully presenting the right tools to the team that will be adopting them. In the case of JR Automation, a LeanDNA customer since 2016, the change was led by an expert who managed the process with ease: John Rokus.

Doug Dollberg, Integra LifeSciences

LEADER OF GLOBAL OPERATIONS EXCELLENCE

As we work to empower people who plan, buy, and manage supply chain inventory in the world’s top manufacturing facilities, partners like Doug and the team at Integra are taking incremental steps to help us transform procurement for medical device manufacturers.