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.
Susanne McCalla and Richard Knutz, E-One, A REV Group Company
Director of Supply Chain & Materials Management Manager
Richard and Susanne are the self-described Batman and Alfred of E-One’s inventory management operation. Together, their complementary leadership styles foster rapid, data-informed decision-making and complete alignment toward company goals. So far, their partnership has inspired a team culture built on accountability and trust, and led to a 39 percent shortage reduction after just seven months with LeanDNA.
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
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
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.