MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Gene Kaschak


Gene, VP, Continuous Improvement & Leadership Development Strategy, mentors MRC clients in implementing Lean manufacturing tools and principles, plus teaches Lean Office business management.

Gene is a natural to lead MRC’s Operational Excellence Team and brings practical experience as a change agent leading client teams in  process improvements throughout the enterprise.

Gene is a Lean coach and manufacturing workforce development strategist at MRC. He leads MRC’s Lean Enterprise Program that trains local manufacturers in both Lean Manufacturing methodologies and team member leadership development. Gene is a founder of MRC’s Lean Enterprise Works, a Lean Manufacturing training center that features a unique hands-on, learning experience that instills a culture of continuous improvement on a simulated factory floor where this teaching can be applied.  Gene is also the architect of Lean customized services that extend to the manufacturing floor at clients throughout MRC’s five county area that include Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties that involve process improvements, problem-solving, workforce training, or technology implementations.

He comes to MRC with a strong background in product development, manufacturing engineering, maintenance leadership, information technology, and continuous improvement. His history of leading change management activities and developing training programs for IT system-wide upgrades further illustrates his versatility.

Prior to assisting MRC’s efforts, Gene was an Engineering Project Leader at Lutron Electronics. Gene earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a certificate in Leadership and Business Management from the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College. Gene is also a certified TWI Job Instruction (JI) trainer and Toyota Kata trainer through the TWI Institute.

To discuss Lean Implementation, Lean Coaching, Process Improvements, Customized Training, or Advanced Manufacturing Technology Implementations, please call Gene at (484) 635-4405, or email him at

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Gene Kaschak - VP, Continuous Improvement and Leadership Development Strategy - MRC