Mr. Mike Taubitz
Co-Founder Sustainable Lean LLC
Mike Taubitz spent over 40 years with General Motors in a variety of engineering and human resource positions. He held every safety position from plant safety supervisor to Global Director of Safety and Ergonomics. Along the way, he learned lean from NUMMI (joint venture of GM and Toyota) and developed a passion for implementing lean and safe in office and business systems. In the late 90s, he learned lean and continuous improvement thinking for office and business systems and used that as a foundation when he developed and led GM’s emerging issues process from 2000 until retirement in 2008.
In this last assignment, Mike spent considerable time in the diverse world of global standards and regulation creating linkages between operations management and sustainability. He is a frequent speaker at professional and industry group meetings and is often referenced in articles, magazines and technical papers. Mr. Taubitz is co-chair of the National Lean & Safe Network and is Secretary to the Board of Directors for the Michigan Lean Consortium. Mr. Taubitz holds a BSME from General Motors Institute and an MA from Central Michigan University.