John Potkalitsky recently retired from Eaton Corporation after 20 years of successfully deploying Lean in manufacturing and office environments, at both domestic and international plant sites. During the last eight years, John was part of a corporate group of experienced Lean practitioners who developed and delivered training on Lean tools deployment and assessment. More recently, John has been providing frontline supervisors and office professionals with essential skills and tools they need to make Lean efforts self-sustaining. All of Johnís sessions combine workshop learning with on-the-floor practice and a final report-out to the plant leadership team.
Prior to Eaton, John spent 18 years in manufacturing and materials organizations improving productivity. He has held various positions in shop supervision, manufacturing engineering and materials management at Goodyear Aerospace, Johnson & Johnson (Technicare) and Warner & Swasey.
John holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Industrial Technology from Kent State University.