As CEO of The Wiremold
Company, Art led an aggressive lean implementation resulting in a Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence and an enterprise-wide increase in value of nearly 2500% in just ten years.
In the book Lean Turnaround, former CEO Art Byrne revealed that his team at the Wiremold
Company successfully adopted Lean manufacturing methods in the early 1990s and eliminated SCVA within a few months!
The company has a presence in North America, with a portfolio of product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass and Seymour, Quiktron, Vantage, Watt Stopper, and Wiremold
Presenters included Brian Maskell and Pascal Dennis of BMA Inc.; Jean Cunningham and Phyllis Best from Jean Cunningham Consulting; Glenn Marshall from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding; Michael Bremer of The Cumberland Group; Mike Cartner and Alan Gross of Currier Plastics; Orest Fiume, formerly of Wiremold
; Drew Locher of Change Management Associates; Mike Hoseus of Lean Culture Enterprises; Steve Player of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table; and Mike Rother, author of Toyota Kata.
Control and monitoring of plug loads, lighting, and HVAC/thermostat setpoints are available from a simple platform integrated into Wiremold
wire and cable management systems, including modular wiring systems, floor boxes, pokethrus, and architectural columns.
The dual-compartment Wiremold
2400D offers an alternative to installing separate raceway runs and device boxes for both power and data, and features downward-facing device boxes for receptacles and communications jacks, which can be placed at any point along the raceway.
Prior to joining Ruger, Maynard was vice president of engineering and chief information officer for the Wiremold
Companies that exemplify a lean approach to their operations and enterprise are Toyota, Honda, Denso, TI Automotive, Freudenburg NOK, Wiremold
"Orry" Fiume, a retired vice president/finance at the Wiremold
Co., walked the audience through the basics of what a "lean" program is, and isn't.
Ryan has achieved success with Lean in the past, particularly at The Wiremold
Company, where the transformation increased sales from $100 million to $460 million over 10 years, according to Barry-Wehmiller CEO Robert H.
, Piller Premium Power Systems; Controlled Power Company; American Power Conversion; Precise Power; Bodine; Light Guard; Managed Power.
Zyrkowski points to benchmark companies Genie Industries and Wiremold
who have pursued this strategy.