Continuous Improvement

Campus Lean Implementation Leaders

Michigan Tech has a special group of Lean practitioners who are responsible for leading a Lean transformation in their areas. These individuals have been through many hours of training, learning Lean tools and concepts along with strategy deployment and leadership skills. These individuals have volunteered to make a commitment to bringing Lean and continuous improvement into their areas and help to cultivate a Lean culture at Michigan Tech.

Karla Aho


Jarrod Karau
Information Technology
Rick Berkey
Pavlis Honors College
Amie Ledgerwood
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Catherine Burns
Human Resources

Daryl Matthews

Dining Services

Theresa Coleman-Kaiser

Heather Powers

University Marking & Communications

Gina Goudge


Gregg Richards

Facilities Management

Tim Griffin
Facilities Management
Julie Ross
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Renee Hiller

Human Resources

Julie Seppala

Vice President for Finance

Robert Hiltunen
Auxiliary Services

Kerri Sleeman

Facilities Management

Lisa Hitch

College of Engineering

Charlie Temple

Information Technology

Kristi Juntunen

Pavlis Honors College

Lori Weir

Facilities Management 

Mia Kamppainen

Van Pelt and Opie Library

Maryann Wilcox

Electrical and Computer Engineering