Lean Program Manager
Michael Beels has served in the role of Lean Program Manager for the Lean Business Solutions Team at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center for more than 12 years. Michael’s areas of expertise include Change Leadership, Workforce Engagement, and Succession Planning, as well as the entire portfolio of Lean strategies and methodologies. Michael has been prominent in the development of the “Lean Office” Program at The Center, helping organizations identify waste and improve processes on the “carpet” side of the business.
Michael is a professional trainer and has the ability to command an audience and deliver the training message in a way that participants can understand in a clear, non-threatening manner. He leaves trainees charged up and ready to complete training transfer to the shop floor or office environment.
Prior to joining The Center, Michael was a Value Stream Manager at Mark IV Automotive, a Tier One supplier of fuel filler necks to the major automotive manufactures. Michael’s 30 year manufacturing career has also taken him through G.M. Powertrain Warren, and Unique Fabricating, a company specializing in the creation of sound deadening and vibration control applications.
Master of Arts in Training & Development, Oakland University
Bachelor of General Studies, Oakland University
RAB/QSA Certified Internal Auditor
Qualified Administrator Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Certified Family Business Advisor