Tom DeForge
Tom DeForge is a Lean Sensei with over 40 years of manufacturing experience in machining, assembly, testing, quality and engineering with such companies as Pratt & Whitney a United Technologies company where joined the KPO, Kaizen Promotion Office. Mr. DeForge was part of a high-powered team implementing Lean Manufacturing tools, techniques, and methodologies under the tutelage of the Shingijustu sensei's. Over the past 30 years, Tom has been featured in several articles and seminars on the subject of Lean Manufacturing implementation. Tom has also studied Lean Principles in the United States and Japan with the originators of the Toyota Production System and has facilitated numerous Improvement workshops in the United States, South America, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, and Central America.


  • Lean Sensei
  • Operational Excellence
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Continuous Improvement/Kaizen
  • Process Improvement


  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering