About Us

C. Brandon Brown, P.E.

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Brandon Brown is a Master Kata Coach and an Associate for the W3 Group and delivers tangible and sustainable continuous improvement results as a Toyota Kata Coach and Lean Instructor/Facilitator. He recently returned from Europe giving Toyota Kata workshops both “in company”while in Stockholm and at University of Gent, Belgium, and Ansbach University for Applied Science in Stuttgart, Germany. He is currently working on an online Toyota Kata Masterclass course for the United Kingdom.

Since 2006, Brandon has been a Professor of Operations Management at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville teaching courses and instructional designing online courses in the Industrial Engineering department such as Lean Production and Leadership Principles and Practices for the Master of Science in Operations Management degree program. Brandon is a Regional Director and board member for the Southeast Region of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. He is also a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, and Speaker. Prior to his work with W3 Group, he advanced through management leadership at Central States Mfg., as Regional Operations Manager for three facilities in the Eastern Region, which served 17 states. He has a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Professional Engineers license in Arkansas. He holds a certificate as a LeanSigma Kaizen Instructor from Time Based Management Consulting Group, to teach Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen instruction, and has led many continuous improvement events.

Brandon has 20 years of continuous improvement experience in various leadership roles for Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, Central States Manufacturing, Waterloo Industries, and Lincoln Automotive. He has led many Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen and Continuous Improvement projects with various companies.
Brandon Brown’s
Client List:

Baptist Memorial Health Care
La-Z-Boy Packaging Specialities
Price Industries-Winnipeg
Rockline Industries
Accessories Marketing/Slime, Inc.
Esterline Defence Systems
Darby Equipment
Safran-Labinal Power Systems
JM Eagle
Scania-Södertälje, Sweden
Darby Equipment
Cloyes Gear Company

Workshop Presenter at:

2013-15 AME Regional and National Conferences in San Antonio, Atlanta, Toronto, Jacksonville, Sacramento, Cincinnati
2014 Maryland World Class Consortia Lean Summit
2014 Ansbach University CETPM – Herrieden and Stuttgart
2014 European Lean Educators Conference – Stuttgart, Germany
2014 & 15 Industry Week’s Best Plants Conference, Milwaukee
2014 & 15 Lean Frontiers TWI/HR Summit – Nashville, TN
2014 Lean Frontiers Coaching Summit – Long Beach, CA
2014 AME 2-day Toyota Kata – Calgary, AB
2014 AME 2-day Toyota Kata–Ingersol Rand, Campbellsville, KY
2014 AME 1day Toyota Kata–Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto
2014 Lean Management Teachers Workshops, Stockholm
2014 Sirrus Masterclass Toyota Kata Universiteit Gent, Belgium
2015 & 2016 Kata Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2015 SC Biz and Mfg Expo