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Leadership Lecture Series

2 Second Lean
How to Grow People and Build a Fun, Lean Culture

Dinner will be Served
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cafe Banquet Room, Biola University


Paul Akers is founder and president of FastCap LLC, based in Bellingham, WA. FastCap is an international product development company founded in 1997 with over 2000 distributors worldwide. A prolific inventor, Paul holds US and international patents. His company, FastCap, launches approximately 20 new innovative products per year and has won business of the year in 1999 and 2010. Paul and his wife, Leanne, have built FastCap from their garage into a multi-million dollar company in 13 years.

Paul is a manufacturing leader who has fully embraced the principles of Lean, employee empowerment and kaizen. Our culture is currently engrained in a traditional “leadership” mindset that leads to disengagement and workplace misery. Lean principles empower employees to engage their mind in the work they are doing, leading to more satisfied employees, higher morale and improved efficiency company-wide.

Paul decribes the implementation at his company as, “Continually striving to eliminate waste (lean manufacturing) and thereby improve everything we do. By making daily, continuous improvements we make our workplace and our lives better. Small improvements made continually yield large results.”

Join us as Paul Akers takes us through his journey in understanding and implementing the principles of 2 Second Lean at his company and in his personal life.