Joe Mazzeo is the owner of Integrated Lean and Quality Solutions, LLC., a Michigan based company. His consulting company was established in June 2013 and focuses on providing leadership, lean manufacturing and modern quality management services to a wide variety of industries, including automotive, medical and short-run operations and job shops. Joe also provides leadership mentoring and training to global organizations on understanding and leveraging global diversity to improve organizational performance. Joe retired in June 2013 from General Motors after a very successful 34 year career with 25 years as an executive. Prior to his retirement, Joe held the position of Plant Manager at the General Motors Powertrain plant in Bay City, Michigan. Joe was also Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Quality, responsible for the effective implementation and utilization of GM’s global manufacturing quality system throughout the company’s global operations.
Joe also has international automotive experience. Beginning in 1998, he spent three years at Saab Automobile in Trollhattan, Sweden, as the Executive Director of Customer Satisfaction. While at Saab, he was also responsible for the Service and Parts Organization and the administration of Saab’s Vehicle Development Process. Throughout Joe’s career at General Motors he progressed through a series of quality, engineering and manufacturing assignments with increasing responsibility. Joe earned his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1979 and his MBA from Wayne State University in 1990. Since establishing Integrated Lean and Quality Solutions, LLC, Joe has become a national speaker on the topics of lean manufacturing, quality management, leadership development and global cultural intelligence. Joe is a member of several professional organizations including: the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association. Joe is also bilingual as he is fluent in Italian. Joe resides in Clarkston, Michigan. See company website: www.ilqsolutions.com for additional information.