Meet the Team

LeanJax strives to provide our members with the BEST customer service. Our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers alike are here to serve you. Get to know us!

Jerry Bussell

Executive Director

Jerry Bussell has been formally recognized as one of the top Lean practitioners and leaders in North America. Jerry has a strong track record of leading and advising companies in numerous industries on how to implement highly successful Lean transformations. He is a committed servant leader and coach, a sought-after advisor, and a respected keynote speaker on a global basis. In October 2017, Jerry was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence’s Hall of Fame for his achievements in Lean Thinking throughout his career. It’s not Cooperstown, but impressive none the less. He is also unaware of the changes his son James made to his bio.

James Bussell

Director of Operations

James has served as a Lean consultant/coach for companies in a myriad of industries; including: construction, law, government services, logistics, and manufacturing. He enjoys teaching Lean to others and facilitating rapid improvement events. James is not a fan of the 8 Wastes plaguing most work processes, preferring ones that promote customer value, decrease worker frustration and induce smiles.  Additionally, he’s a member of the Florida Bar (please don’t hold it against him) in good standing and diehard fan of the 5-11 Jacksonville Jaguars (sigh).