Dan Prock Ph.D.

I am an engineer, psychologist, trainer and consultant in leading change to a Lean Enterprise. And as an x-baseball pitcher, my professional quest has been to understand how organizations can perform like high performance athletes.

My work has brought me to contact with famous authors and teachers and employment with a world-class manufacturing company. In the last four years I have been a senior consultant for Optiprise Consulting, teaching Lean Production in the Toyota Way.

I initially learned about lean production through the direct coaching of Japanese Sensei during a decade of work with the Kaizen Institute of America. I have since led lean process change as a coach, trainer, and consultant in manufacturing operations, new product development, accounting, web advertising, medical, and service companies. Previous to consulting I worked for seven years with Cummins Engine Company in corporate and plant operations.

Lean Leadership Skills, University of North Texas
Lean Leadership and Toyota Way, AME, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Midwest Division Seminar
Adjunct Professor Management at Marymount University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
M.S. Ph.D. Psychology
Post-graduate Training at Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

Papers and Presentations:
ASQ National Conference, New Orleans, 2010.
Dilbert’s World, Academy of Management Conference, 2003.
What Do World Class Suppliers Do? OEMs Tell All - Target Magazine, AME, 1998.
Build a Cadre of Lean Leaders - Target Magazine, AME, 2009.

Areas of Specialization
Reengineering Operations
Lean Product Development
Training Leadership Teams
Manager Coaching in Lean
Kaizen Improvement Teams
Developing a Leader Cadre

Industry Experience
Electronic Parts
IT Enterprise Software

Alcoa, Bosch, Caterpillar, Morris Material, Sony, Standard Products, NMC, Nestles, Valeo, Panduit, Valley Furniture, Cummins Engine Company, Ganette-Pointroll, DOTC Consortium



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