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33rd Annual

September 19-20, 2007

Mike Martyn

Principal, SISU Consulting

Michael Martyn is the Founder and Managing Principle of SISU Consulting Group, a firm special­izing in increasing stakeholder value through the de­velopment of lean leaders at each level of the organi­zation. By creating transparency in the organization, implementing standard work, and raising the level of shared accountability, SISU works with each of its clients to build a sustainable continuous improve­ment program and significantly improve bottom-line results through the development of its most valuable asset-its people.

Mr. Martyn has extensive experience over a broad spectrum of service based and manufacturing environments. He has held numerous senior-level executive positions and has been successfully turn­ing around companies since the mid-1990s. Mr. Martyn’s turnaround of the world’s largest manu­facturer of dollhouse and log cabin craft kits resulted in a 624% improvement in gross profit margins, an 89% reduction in production lead times, and a 451% improvement in EBITDA. During his tenure as President, the company underwent extensive process revitalization, including the implementation of a visual production system and the creation of a shop-floor leadership development program.

In addition to his work as a turnaround specialist, Mr. Martyn regularly works with Senior Manage­ment and Boards of Directors to create alignment across people and processes.  He assists in a variety of services, such as the creation of custom training materials and conducting on-site leadership development. Some of the companies Mr. Martyn has worked with include: The Boeing Company, Barcardi and Company, The Dannon Company, Raytheon, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Maytag Laundry, Old Mutual Financial Network, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, ESCO Engineered Products, Business Transitions, and Stewart & Stevenson.

Mr. Martyn received his undergraduate Bachelors of Arts in Economics and English at Reed College, and earned a Masters of Business Administration at Portland State University. Mr. Martyn is the Executive Director of the Northwest Shingo Prize, a non-profit established to promote lean enterprise awareness and recognize companies in Oregon and Washington that achieve world-class status. He serves on the board of the Harmony Montessori School and the Western Region of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.  He is also an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Entrepreneurs Organization.

In his spare time, Mr. Martyn serves as the Director of the Judo & Jujitsu divisions for the World Oriental Martial Arts Federation where he has won 3 distin­guished service awards and an instructor of the
year award. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Happy Valley, Oregon with their twins, Hannah
and Andrew.

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