President and CEO
Richard V. Lebovitz is CEO of LeanDNA, Inc. and a Partner in Streamline Strategy Japan.
He is a manufacturing expert focused on developing and deploying Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for Lean Manufacturing.
unique experience bridges the world of shop-floor manufacturing and supply chain with on-demand software to support analysis and execution.
He has managed multi-disciplinary teams that have led lean conversion projects in the United States, Argentina, Africa, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Germany that involved converting traditional enterprises to Lean manufacturing.
Mr. Lebovitz was the founder and CEO of Austin based Factory Logic, Inc. (acquired by SAP), which he started in 1997.
built Factory Logic into a leading provider of software that models the Toyota Production System, and won the Shingo Prize
for Manufacturing excellence in 2001.
Currently, Mr. Lebovitz is also a board member for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), and is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Instructor for The University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to founding Factory Logic, Mr. Lebovitz was a partner in Management and Technology Japan (MTJ) for 7 years.
MTJ was founded in 1984 by a manufacturing partner at Japanese Management Association
who had also worked with Honda
MTJ specialized in total conversion from a traditional manufacturing approach to Lean/flow manufacturing.
Mr. Lebovitz has worked extensively in the auto industry as well as personal products, food, textiles, consumer goods and heavy machinery.
Before joining MTJ, Mr. Lebovitz was the Director of Business Development for Teknekron Advanced Automation Systems.
This was a start-up company funded by Teknekron Corporation
located in Menlo Park, CA and Incline Village, Nevada.
Mr. Lebovitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.