Make plans to attend:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017



Meet Our Speakers


Hyleme George

Black & Veatch

Hyleme George serves as Business Excellence Black Belt for Black & Veatch, where he leads projects, mentors professionals, and consults for senior leaders in the delivery of critical business improvements and innovations for Black & Veatch. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Kansas.


Ed Croteau

Black & Veatch

Ed Croteau serves as a BEx Innovation/Value Creation leader for Black & Veatch. Throughout his career, Ed developed BEx as a global program for innovation, leadership development and value creation. Ed holds a Bachelor in Mechanical/Structural Engineering from the University of Connecticut and certifications in New Product/Process Design, Continuous Improvement and Lean from General Electric.


Mike Niedenthal


Mike Niedenthal is Director of MAMTC’s Overland Park office and is Program Manager for MAMTC’s Lean Innovation services. Mike also worked in manufacturing management for 15 years. He has an MBA from Kansas University and a BSIE from Kansas State University.


Innovation – Day at a Glance


IN 9:00 AM

  – BEx introduction
  – Energize emerging leaders with the structure, methodology, and tools that will make them truly effective


IN 10:00 AM

  – Mechanisms necessary to accelerate innovation, growth, leadership, and value creation in any organization


IN 11:00 AM

  – Leverage elements of venture capitalism, crowdsourcing, and collaborative leadership to build a lasting culture of innovation


IN 1:30 PM

  – Practical case studies in business innovation


IN 2:00 PM

  – Tools for business excellence in culture and leadership


IN 2:30 PM

  – Innovation Career Path Q&A


IN 3:00 PM

  – Integrating innovation engineering and Lean Six Sigma
  – Increase the speed of Lean Six Sigma implementation and reduce the risk of failure


IN 3:30 PM

  – How to determine if your organization is ready for a Lean Six Sigma/Lean Innovation journey



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                  KLEAN Coordinator
                  Kansas Wesleyan University
                 100 E. Claflin Ave. Box 46
                 Salina, KS 67401

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