Chris Burnham is a results-oriented, award winning leader who understands how to motivate and lead diverse teams to deliver significant results to the bottom line, while creating a high level of employee engagement. He has proven, demonstrated ability to implement streamlined systems that contain costs, identify and eliminate waste, and deliver profitable results. Chris is an experienced leader in operations, quality, program management, continuous improvement, & operational excellence. He has served a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, warehouse operations and fulfillment, reverse logistics, manufacturing, e-commerce, retail, and insurance and financial services. Chris is highly capable of working with all levels of an organization in order to help align goals and objectives and to achieve a sustained, high-level of execution. His focus is to help organizations develop an understanding of how Lean and Continuous Improvement tools should be applied to the unique challenges they face and not just copied from others.
Chris is host of The Lean Leadership Podcast, a weekly show interviewing the top minds in leadership and continuous improvement. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is a proud graduate of Western Carolina University where he earned his bachelor's degree.