Steve Carlson is a senior manufacturing operations executive who advocates for lean manufacturing. He has comprehensive success in optimizing costs with hands-on coaching, as well as rigorous project planning methods. A highly skilled team builder, Steve collaborates across organizations, multi-national sites, supply chain partners, and global outsourcing service partners (India-based engineering).

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