LeanFab Workshop & Tours Speakers


Tim Heston
Senior Editor, The FABRICATOR®

Tim Heston is Senior Editor at The FABRICATOR® magazine, the flagship publication of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International. For the past 13 years he has covered the businesses and technologies of the metal fabrication industry. Over the years he has written several hundred features and has traveled the country visiting numerous precision sheet metal and heavy fabrication job shops. He is a 1996 graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.


Richard Kallage
Principal, KDC & Associates, Ltd.

Richard Kallage has been a primary developer of the Practical Lean approach over the past 15 years. He has 20 years experience leading smaller and mid-sized manufacturing companies to high honors for quality, service, and performance from leading automotive, industrial, and technology OEMs. Dick’s focus at KDC is on Practical Lean, competitiveness, value creation, and leadership of manufacturing companies. KDC specializes in competitiveness and performance issues facing smaller and mid-market manufacturing and distribution companies.