As outgoing President of LPAS it is my privilege to introduce the new roster of executive team members elected at our April 27th AGM. Each of these individuals has an immense passion for the advancement of Lean/Continuous Improvement. In their day jobs this group brings extensive professional experience as well as wide-ranging diversity representing both private and public sector organizations.
Catherine Secundiak now leads the LPAS team as our new President. Catherine works with the Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board where she is Director - Strategic Improvement based in Regina. Over the past two years she has been instrumental in coordinating virtual monthly learning sessions, developing related standard work, lead training sessions, and done an outstanding job of emceeing the 2020 and 2021 conferences.
Jeff Bubyn is new to the executive team and takes over as Director of Events and Communications. Jeff leads QA, Operations, CI, and Lean leadership at Lean Machine and Fabrication in Saskatoon. He is an Electrical/Electronics/Communication Engineer with an extensive background in Quality Assurance, and a passion for people development as the way to enhance organizational success.
Debbie Barabash, another newcomer to our group, takes on the Director of Membership position. Debbie is based in Kamsack where she is a Senior Human Resources Information Specialist with 3sHealth. It takes just a few minutes with Debbie to recognize her high energy and natural inquisitiveness.
Jim Bennett returns for a second term as Board Member at Large. Jim is Manager - Technology Services with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. He is no stranger to attendees of the monthly learning sessions and recent conferences. Jim’s presentations have covered many topics such as, developing meaningful CI metrics, kanban display board design, and Agile project delivery.
Mahfuz Mazumder is new to the executive and is also a Board Member at Large. Based in Saskatoon Mahfuz is an Industrial Production Engineer with experience that includes Supply Chain Optimization and Operational Excellence.
Stewart Bellamy is Past President, Secretary-Treasurer and a founding member of the association. Although now retired from full-time work Stewart remains an avid student of Lean and continues to be an active contributor at events.
Executive team members are all 100% volunteer positions. The Lean Practitioners Association of Saskatchewan could not exist without their time, effort, energy and enthusiasm. Please reach out to any of these folks with your questions and share your ideas about how LPAS might advance your specific Lean/CI efforts.