Gary is Partner and Managing Consultant and supports multi-site companies around the world with the development and deployment of Enterprise Excellence Programmes. He is one of the co-authors of Staying Lean: Thriving not just Surviving’ and describes himself as a ‘pracademic’. His clients value his ability to bring both academic rigor and practical advice to the programmes he runs. Gary is a qualified Shingo facilitator and supported the Shingo Institute in the development of the world renowned Shingo Model. Most recently, Gary was responsible for developing the Enterprise Excellence assessment which supports organisations understand their current state against international best practice. Prior to joining S A Partners in 2001, Gary had a successful career as a CI Manager in the automotive and eletronics industries.