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Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson

Title: Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Production

Company: O.C. Tanner

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

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Educational Background

BS, Statistics and Computer Science, BYU 1986
MBA, BYU 1988

Huntsman School Interactions:

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Gary has worked for The O.C. Tanner Company for 33 years. Prior to working in his current roll Gary has held an impressively diverse set of jobs with the O.C. Tanner Company, including Manager of Market Research, Manufacturing Change Facilitator (where he was instrumental in moving the operation from “batch” to lean, resulting in their receiving the Shingo Prize), Vice President of Manufacturing, Marketing Vice President of Award Development, and Vice President of Research and Professional Services.

O.C. Tanner has also received the AME Excellence Award, and Gary has been inducted into the Shingo Academy and the AME Hall of Fame.

Gary serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Shingo Institute and is a Shingo Examiner. His experience with Lean Enterprise sends him around the globe helping others improve their operations.

Gary recharges his batteries by snowboarding, golfing, playing basketball, hiking, and being with his twelve grandchildren.

You can follow him on Twitter @GaryP60.


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