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Manuel Baerga, Enterprise Excellence Consultant, has been applying Lean and Continuous Improvement principles to help businesses save time and money for more than 18 years.  A native Spanish speaker, he earned his BS Degree in Industrial Management and Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.  He studied Lean principles in the United States with the Shingijutsu Group, teachers of the Toyota Production System.  He is an accomplished Lean Six Sigma and operations leader who has held Continuous Improvement leadership positions for multinational companies in several industries including manufacturing, government, chemicals, distribution, service and healthcare.  He has been an integral part of turnaround teams for several companies, helping them achieve aggressive improvement goals in cost reductions and increased operating margins.  Manuel has consulted with a large list of international manufacturing and service organizations around the world, leading numerous improvement events and being featured in many workshops and conferences as a Lean professional.  Manuel is comfortable delivering presentations and leading groups in both English and Spanish.  Manuel lives in Chicago and attends St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Old Town.