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LCI Ohio Valley Community of Practice
A/E Firm’s Lean Journey: Practical Tips to Prepare and Equip Even Your Biggest Skeptics
SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, will share their Lean Journey across 20+ offices and more than 1,000 employees. This presentation will speak to the evolution of the firm’s employee culture, training investments, process development, executive leadership commitment, and include tangible project examples that highlight our partnership with key clients throughout.
Nate Czerniejewski – SSOE Group – With 25 years’ experience, Nate brings a valuable duality to his current role as General Manager, coupling structural engineering expertise with his breadth of on-site construction knowledge. Nate is known for his fast-track approach to engineering and design on projects. He has led SSOE Systems, our construction management division, to providing millions in project savings for clients while developing and maintaining a collaborative approach to project performance.
Brad Rowe – SSOE Group – Brad leveraged our decades of project experience in Mexico by helping to establish a local presence in 2014, taking over leadership of in-country operations in 2018 as Division Manager. In this role, Brad implements strategies to accelerate growth in the country where we’ve had increasing success that’s led to a 150% increase in staff this year. We’re currently providing local support to a longstanding client in Mexico City through IPD and our first IFOA.
Chelsea Kania – SSOE Group – Chelsea’s involvement in the internal rollout of Kanban—commitment-based planning at design-discipline level—proved crucial to its success. She was key in structuring workshops that focus on how to more effectively visualize our team’s work in order to speed up workflow. As Kanban Facilitator, she personally trained 10% of SSOE’s employee base, traveling as far as Mexico to onboard staff, and developed a governance policy for Kanbanize, the software used to put Kanban into practice.
Julie Dolan – SSOE Group – As Global Account Manager, Julie builds impactful relationships with clients and executes business development plans for strategic high-value accounts and sectors. A creative problem solver with an engineering background and 30+ years of experience, Julie’s relationship with a leading consumer products client currently on their own Lean journey has accelerated SSOE’s adoption of Lean principles to drive efficiency gains in our own processes. She is a core team member of the LCI Ohio Valley CoP.
Registration is Free – Registration Required
Networking Happy Hour to follow presentation