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Dirk Crouse

Dirk Crouse

Principal Consultant, Lean Sensei Consulting
Trained as an Electrical Engineer with Ford Motor Company, Dirk Crouse holds Diploma, Bachelor, and Master's degrees in Engineering, Economics, and Entrepreneurial business. Dirk is a veteran of 40 years in the industry and has worked across the globe in South Africa, Europe, USA, Brazil, New Zealand, and Australia - the bulk of which in the Lean space, implementing Lean internationally in the Automotive, Food, Dairy, and Pharmaceutical industries. A number of his roles carried Global responsibilities with companies including Ford, Goodyear, Firestone, Bridgestone, Fonterra, and CSL. Dirk gained his Lean knowledge initially from privileged one-on-one coaching by two successive Lean Sensei over a number of years with Bridgestone, whilst being responsible for the cultural transformation of former Firestone sites to the Bridgestone Lean model. While in South Africa, Dirk also ran a highly successful consulting firm. Now, semi-retired, Dirk’s passion for authentic Lean transformations continues as a trusted authority and Lean Sensei to Australian companies.
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