With more than 20 years of engineering and plant management experience at European, Chinese and US-owned companies in a variety of industries, Todd has seen just about everything the business world can throw at a person—from frenetic growth and high volume, to cutting out fat, cutting into muscle while avoiding cutting one’s own throat. Todd is a former client of the Steve Trautman Company who implemented the knowledge transfer solution in his own factory. He is also a long-time lean practitioner and started the Maverick Institute to pioneer the application of lean principles to training and learning. Throughout his career, he’s seen that effective knowledge transfer and sharing of expertise are critical elements to success. Todd works with Fortune 100 giants as well as fast and furious startups and mid-sized companies around the world, and speaks regularly to companies and industry associations about using lean to improve training.