Kelly Goodsel, President/CEO of Viking Plastics, featured keynote for Lean Together™ Kick-Off

The objective of the Lean Together™ Program is to help manufacturers create, develop, and sustain a culture of lean continuous improvement through a collaborative learning platform consisting of peer to peer assistance, professionally facilitated classroom training sessions, and onsite coaching and implementation assistance. The program is geared around the concepts from the book, 2 Second Lean™, by Paul A. Akers. A new working group is scheduled to kick-off on November 16th in St Marys. The kick-off meeting will feature Kelly Goodsel, President/CEO of Viking Plastics, who will share Viking’s success with 2 Second Lean, a journey they initiated in 2011.

Program Highlights:

  • 16 hours of classroom instruction (7 Sessions)
  • 4 hours onsite one-on-one coaching and implementing assistance (two 2-hour sessions)
  • “Book club” discussions on the 2 Second Lean™ book by Paul A. Akers (book included)
  • Sharing best practices and collaborative learning with peers
  • Online forum discussion group and resource center
  • Non-disclosure requirements of all participants to help ensure confidentiality

The first program session (kick-off) will be November 16, 2017 at the Highlands Banquet Center, 535 S. Michael St, Saint Marys, PA starting at 8:30 AM and ending at 11:30 AM.  Dates for the five (5) 2-hour classroom sessions from January through May, and the final 3-hour session in June, will be announced at the first session.  One-on-one onsite sessions will take place on classroom instruction dates with a schedule to be agreed upon by participating companies and the program facilitator.

There are still some spaces available in the group. Call Tom Weible for enrollment details and tuition information at (814) 590-5202 or email him at