Education  April 24, 2015

Former Toyota exec Ritsuo Shingo to present at Colorado State University

FORT COLLINS – Ritsuo Shingo, former president of Toyota China and Hino Motors, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), will visit Fort Collins to talk about his lean manufacturing philosophies.

Ritsuo Shingo, president of the Institute of Management Improvement, has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing. Shingo’s father, Shigeo Shingo, helped create Toyota’s production system and started the Institute of Management Improvement. Today, Ritsuo Shingo consults with corporate executives worldwide on leadership.

The event takes place 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 12 at Colorado State University’s Powerhouse Energy Campus, 430 N. College Ave. in Fort Collins.

Greg Glebe, CEO of display manufacturer Xylem Design in Fort Collins, met Ritsuo Shingo on a trip to Japan to tour factories earlier this year. Glebe said he has integrated the Shingos’ principles at his company, which consist of “respect for people” and “continuous improvement.”

Adopting those principles has transformed Glebe’s company and his life, he said.

“Come with your burning questions about organizational excellence,” Glebe said. “These guys are a big deal.”

The talk is recommended for executives, owners of small-to-large companies, general managers and human resources leaders. Space is limited and attendees are asked to email Seth Braverman at seth@xylemdesign.com to reserve a seat.

FORT COLLINS – Ritsuo Shingo, former president of Toyota China and Hino Motors, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), will visit Fort Collins to talk about his lean manufacturing philosophies.

Ritsuo Shingo, president of the Institute of Management Improvement, has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing. Shingo’s father, Shigeo Shingo, helped create Toyota’s production system and started the Institute of Management Improvement. Today, Ritsuo Shingo consults with corporate executives worldwide on leadership.

The event takes place 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 12 at Colorado State University’s Powerhouse Energy Campus, 430 N.…

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