Sal Sanchez is a Senior Advisor with over 30 years of experience across Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Logistics and Business Systems standardization. He is an experienced leader with a record for developing and supporting successful high Return-on-Investment (ROI) projects and solutions across the globe. Sal’s strength is developing people, from team members to executives, by helping to improve value streams and the work culture.
Notable experience and accomplishments:
Sal trained with the Toyota Production System starting in 1990 at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (GM/Toyota). During a 20-year period Sal progressed through multiple roles from shop floor to operations leadership. Sal spent 3 years at the Toyota North American Headquarters learning TPS hands-on from Japanese Managers which has translated directly into the rest of his career supporting automotive suppliers and non-automotive manufacturers.
Prior to joining FTE, Sal most recently worked as a Global Senior Manager in Operations Excellence for a Tier 1 supplier to Toyota and the Big 3. He had the opportunity to travel to 20+ countries and over a 100 plants, helping them develop and implement their Lean strategies. His ability to adapt easily to new cultures and his respect for people, encourages teamwork and drives sustainable results.
Sal studied Business Management at Ohlone College and Berkeley University . He also has certifications through Toyota in Standardized Work Trainer-the-Trainer, Toyota Business Practice, Problem Solving Facilitator and Toyota Leader training (Japan).< Leadership Team