Our Clients

We have been fortunate to support the Lean Manufacturing activities at many companies and across multiple industries over the years.  The relationships that have been built with the leaders have been indispensable to our success over the years.  We are proud that our referrals and repeat business for our Lean services are a large part of our business year over year.  Below are some of the companies we have supported with Lean Consulting over the years and some kind words from their leaders.

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DSA International
Zeeland, Michigan
Office Furniture Manufacturing

DSA provides various product to the OEM furniture market.  They provide design, sourcing, and manufacturing capabilities.

“Our Pieces/Man hour for 2018 are up 25% vs same time last year on both our 2 main assembly lines”

Mark Bouwman – Owner 

DSA International

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Rolled Metal Products
Chicago, Illinois | Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Steel Service Center

Rolled Metal Products is a North American steel service center focused on specialty metals including Stainless Steel, Titanium, Aluminum, Brass, Nickel Alloys, and many other specialty metals.

“Jason has an excellent understanding of the Toyota Production System.  He has helped us to focus on those business processes that bring the greatest value to our company, customized to our needs, in alignment with our overall strategy.  He has been an integral part of developing a sustainable continual improvement mentality all at levels of our organization.”

Steve Pearce – President

Rolled Metal Products

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DS Manufacturing
Rochester, Minnesota
Metal Fabrication

DS Manufacturing provides different types of metal fabricated tube products for industries including industrial, construction, furniture, motorcycles, and others

“Jason patiently led us down a new path.  His analysis was thorough, his training was comprehensible, and the results achieved mirrored his estimations.  Our only regret was we didn’t find him years sooner.”

Rich Breustedt- President 

DS Manufacturing

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Stride Tool
Cleveland, Ohio
Industrial Tool Manufacturing

Stride tool designs and manufactures hand tools for the HVAC market to support tube working, electrical, and other industrial applications.

“I have worked with several consultants on various lean projects over the years. What differentiates Evolve Holdings is the primary focus at first is the change the company’s culture. This results in changing the mindset of the people to always look for continuous improvement throughout the organization. Space is freed up, productivity improved and accountability is driven at all levels.”

Ron Ortiz – CEO

Stride Tool Inc.

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Herman Miller
Zeeland, Michigan
Office Furniture Manufacturing

Herman Miller Designs and manufactures high performance furniture focused on the commercial Business, Healthcare, Residential, and Educational markets.

“I have known Jason for nearly 20 years. We have worked side by side on many occasions and at one point I reported to him. He is caring and insightful as a leader and as a person. Jason has a truly entrepreneurial spirit that gives him a creative insight into business. He often comes up with new ways and approaches to business that others would overlook. His background in manufacturing in various industries also allows him to cross pollenate ideas that add true value to an organization. He has held several positions with the organizations he has supported and worked for; which gives him a good ability to work with all levels within an organization. He is dedicated, trustworthy and is a great asset to those he works with. It has been a pleasure to know Jason for these last 20 years.”

Chad Anderson – Herman Miller Performance System Lead

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“I would like to recommend Jason Burt as one of the best HMPS Professionals I’ve ever worked with. Jason is very perceptive and detail oriented, and can look at a challenging situation and find opportunity. Jason gets the “big picture” and isn’t focused simply on the short term goal.”

Dave Sterner – Supply Development Manager

Herman Miller


“It is a distinct pleasure to recommend to you my business associate Jason Burt. In my capacity as Director of Global Product & Quality Engineering at Herman Miller Inc. I have worked closely with Jason for many years.

As Director of HMPS (Lean), he has supported multiple operational sites and support groups. His work has been a major factor in our company’s continued success in the furniture industry. He has proved consistently that customer needs and company profit are not mutually exclusive. 

Jason has a zest for life and has a variety of interests. He can relate to people in many ways and on many levels.

I will simply say that I really do think the world of Jason and respect him greatly. I would without any reservation recommend Jason to you.”

John Meserve – Director of Quality and Engineering

Herman Miller

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Impresa Aerospace
Gardena, California
Aerospace Component Manufacturing

Impresa provides metal components and assemblies to the Aerospace industry.  Services include metal fabrication, machining, aluminum extrusions, and other value added services.

“Jason was instrumental in turning around our Wichita acquisition.  We were significantly past due with our customers and struggling to maintain profitability before he came.  He helped lead the team through significant change to redesign all of our processes and stabilize the company.”

Scott Smith – CEO

Impresa Aerospace

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Healthcare Furniture Manufacturing

Nemschoff is a designer and manufacturer of healthcare focused furniture including multiple lines of seating, cabinetry, tables, and other products.

“Jason has a way of implementing change in a non-threatening way. He considers the people first which gets them off the defense. His overall business knowledge makes him an ideal person to bounce ideas off. He will not only consider the direct implications in his own area but will ask challenging questions back so that the overall impact on the business is considered above all else. He is a pleasure to work with and in the short time we have worked together, I have learned much from him and consider him a valuable resource for the future.”

Sue Neerhof – VP Manufacturing Planning


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Independent Lean Consultants/Business Owners

“While at Herman Miller, I worked for Jason for 6 years in a lean coaching role. Jason has many redeeming qualities both as a boss and as a coach. A few stand out however. 1) Jason was an excellent coach in that he worked to draw out my own thinking which helped me to grow as a lean coach myself. He modeled the behavior of a lean leader by asking questions and, therby, showing respect for me and my development. 2) Work was fun with Jason. His engaging style kept the work environment loose but productive. 3) Jason possesses great ability to build relationships at ALL levels of an organization. He is just as comfortable coaching the front line associate as he is the CEO. It is this skill, more than any other, that makes him an outstanding lean coach.” 

Steve Palmreuter – Continuous Improvement Coach

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“Jason is a very motivated, skilled, and effective leader for improving all operational and business functions through the implementation of lean initiatives. He was tenacious and skillful as an operations manager in leading his team through continuous improvement change; leading by example and taking the time to convey the benefits of continuous improvement to team members. Jason has continued to enhance his lean knowledge by spending significant time as a consultant with Toyota which enables him to mentor at a higher level to reach the whole organization. Jason is a leader and always up to the next challenge! He is customer focused, an effective communicator, team player, and achieves positive results.”

Rich Detcher – Independent Lean Consultant



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