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Guest Spotlight
Teresa Hay McMahon, Iowa Lean Consortium

Teresa McMahon, executive director of the Iowa Lean Consortium, is a leading Teresa Hay McMahon, Iowa Lean Consortiumauthority on change management and organizational performance. She helps members of the Iowa Lean Consortium to increase their proficiency with Lean tools and share best practices to improve their bottom line.

Prior to ILC, Teresa was deputy director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. She served as performance results director for the Iowa Department of Management and has held several positions at the state’s Department of Natural Resources. 

She received her juris doctorate at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a BS in Business Administration at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business.

Keywords: common issues in Lean, middle management, process improvement

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Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is threefold: to provide a voice to small and large manufacturers, educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy, and showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about what catalysts are needed to collaborate on new products and processes, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and the types of technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity. 

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