• Joe Rizzo. Director of the New England Lean

Inducting Jerry Bussell into the AME Hall of Fame

At the AME Boston 2017 Conference, on October 12th, it was my honor and privilege to induct Jerry Bussell into the AME Hall of Fame. I worked with Jerry for three years as the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Lean Consortium from 2007 through 2010. “It is my honor and privilege this afternoon, to induct the second of two 2017 honorees into the AME Hall of Fame, Jerry Bussell. Jerry, please join me on the stage.

Joe Rizzo inducting Jerry Bussell into AME Hall of Fame 2017

The AME Hall of Fame recognizes industry thought leaders and influencers who support the values, principles and practices found with in leading enterprise excellence organizations.

Jerry Bussell has been formally recognized as one of the top lean practitioners and leaders in North America. He has a strong track record of leading and advising companies in numerous industries on how to implement highly successful lean transformations. He is a committed servant leader and coach, a sought-after advisor, and a respected keynote speaker on a global basis. Jerry enjoyed a highly successful career in operations for forty-six years. His career includes tenures at Kraft Foods, International Hydron, Allergan, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Metronic.

From 1999-2011, Jerry led the Operations Group for Medtronic Surgical Technologies, serving as VP of both Global Operations, and Operational Excellence.

Since leaving Medtronic, Jerry has served as an executive advisor for Underwriters Laboratories and was honored with the Shingo Research and Publication Award in 2013 for his book, “Anatomy of a Lean Leader.” He continues to guide companies on their lean journeys, serving as the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Lean Consortium and President of Bussell Lean Associates.

Please join me in congratulating Jerry Bussell as our newest AME Hall of Fame inductee!”

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