Michael Lemon is an experienced professional with a focused background on profitability improvement and global competitiveness. His background includes over 30 years of experience in the areas of International sourcing and manufacturing management for Fortune 500 corporations.
Prior to joining The ProAction Group, Mike was responsible for growing the offshore sourcing environment at Lexington Furniture Industries from $15mm/year to $50mm/year while favorably restructuring offshore financial agreements with the supply base. As a plant Manager with Henredon Furniture Mike played a leadership role in successfully increasing production by 57% while reducing staff levels by 23% without layoff. Inventories were reduced by 35% in the same time frame. While Director of Materials and Manufacturing Systems at Pitney Bowes Mike led the effort for his division to become the only recognized “Class A MRP11” division in the corporation.
Mike has aided ProAction with several projects both in Mexico and the United States. These included KanBan development and implementation, Manufacturing efficiencies, and international logistics projects.
Mike is degreed in communications from the University of Bridgeport. He also studied International Business at Norwalk Community College and Physics at NY Institute of Technology. He has published 13 papers on various management subjects and was nominated for the Shingo award of Excellence in 1995. Mike also taught Capacity Planning at Catawba Community College and Just In Time Manufacturing at the American Production and Inventory Control Society headquarters in Pittsburgh.