MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Lean Master Certification

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Date(s) - March 28th, 2023 - June 7th, 2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

7200A Windsor Drive
Allentown, PA 18106

Registration is now closed. If you wish to be added to our waitlist, please contact Nicole Pierce at or (484) 655-4873.

Week 1 | Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, March 28-30, 2023
Week 2 | Tuesday & Wednesday, April 11-12, 2023
Week 3 | Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, April 24-26, 2023
Week 4 | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 16-17, 2023
Week 5 | Wednesday, June 7, 2023

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  $3,750/person, $3,350 before Jan.31, 2023 Meals, beverages, and course materials included   Register  


A Lean Enterprise is more than a collection of improvement tools, a Lean Enterprise aligns an organization’s purpose with its people and its processes.

Lean Master Certification is delivered by MRC and Mike Hoseus, former General Manager at Toyota.  The program features blended learning through a mix of classroom instruction, instructor-led exercises at host companies, and one-on-one coaching for each participant.

MRC’s Lean Master Certification is earned through the successful completion of a Standardization or PDCA project.

Course Highlights

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  • Value stream mapping can help visualize improvement opportunities
  • The Scientific Method of Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) can proactively and reactively eliminate the root cause of problems
  • Lean Daily Management Systems can share performance information and prioritize improvement work at all levels
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) can create a shared ownership
    of equipment to maximize the operation by reducing downtime
  • Managers can effectively manage conflict associated with change


Who Should Attend

Recommended for any previous participant in our Foundations of Lean program, especially those individuals looking for real-life practical experience applying Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing methodologies in order to become a process improvement champion at their company.


Questions? Contact Nicole Pierce at (484) 655-4873 or Also contact Nicole if you would like to host one of these sessions at your manufacturing facility.

Download Brochure | Lean Foundations Certification Program




Gene Kaschak | VP, Continuous Improvement & Leadership Development Strategy 

Gene Kaschak - VP, Continuous Improvement and Leadership Development Strategy - MRCGene has seen first-hand how the best improvement ideas usually get started by the people doing the work every day.  His early projects in continuous improvement were focused on bringing these ideas to life by listening to small suggestions or comments and designing the proposed solutions for various manufacturing, operations, maintenance, product development, and information technology projects.  As a Lean Coach with MRC since 2014, Gene’s focus now is to develop the scientific thinking skills in the local manufacturing community to bring these improvement ideas to life through daily experiments.



Wendy Beltzner| MRC – Director, Leadership Development and Training Strategy

Wendy Beltzner - Director, Leadership Development and Training Strategy MRCWendy has over 25 years of experience in training and curriculum development, specializing in leadership and customer service with companies from all industries throughout Northampton, Lehigh, and Carbon counties.  She has previously worked for Fortune 500 service giants such as IBM and Manpower Inc., advancing her career from entry-level through various levels of management.  Wendy is also an entrepreneur.  She created, owned, and operated the Lehigh Valley’s first children’s museum designed with an emphasis on soft skills education.  She has also co-owned an award-winning, ice cream retail and wholesale business with her husband for the last 30 years.  Wendy earned her B.S. degree in Marketing from Oral Roberts University, is a Certified TWI (Training Within Industry) Job Instruction Trainer, a Certified Everything DiSC Practitioner, and a member of ATD (Association of Talent Development).


Mike Hoseus | Executive Director Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO), Lexington, Kentucky

Mike Hoseus, Author PhotoMike was a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Georgetown, Kentucky, plant both in Human Resources and Manufacturing.  As Assistant General Manager in Human Resources, his responsibilities included personnel, safety, HR development, employee relations, benefits, training, and manufacturing/human resource teams for a plant of 8000 team members. Currently, Mike is Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO), an organization developed in 1999 as a vision of Toyota Motor Manufacturing to share Lean Quality philosophy and human resource practices with education, business, and community organizations.


Note: All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. MRC must be notified two weeks in advance of this event if you need to cancel, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Remember, you can also send a substitute.


Registrations are closed for this event.