Raymond Floyd

Ray created the first technical translation that enabled use of Lean Manufacturing and related practices in the process industries. Between 1980 and 2015 Ray led eight consecutive organizations to public recognition as the best of their kind, including Exxon Mobil Chemical Manufacturing and Suncor Energy Oil Sand Operations. Today, his books are used globally to guide operational excellence initiatives

He is the only person in the process industries to receive the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence and the only person in any industry to receive both the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence and the Shingo Award for Professional Publication. He is also the only person to receive the Industry Week Magazine “America’s Best” designation in both process and discrete operations. Ray is a 2011 inductee to the Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Ray is a 1970 graduate of Case Institute of Technology (BSChE) and also has a JD in Law and an MBA as well as International executive education at leading institutions in Europe and Japan. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the United States and Canada and licensed to practice law in several US jurisdictions including the United States Supreme Court and the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Ray works today as an Operating Partner in Private Equity as well as providing counsel to leading organizations on the strategies, practices and culture of operational excellence.