KM&T Appoints New UK Managing Director

Coventry, United Kingdom, May 20, 2009 --( One of the UK’s leading process improvement experts has a new Champion at its helm.

Simon Champion (42) has been appointed UK Managing Director of Knowledge Management and Transfer (KM&T), which is based in Coventry but also has offices in Brussels and Sydney.

KM&T is a leader in the application of “Lean Thinking” – a set of tools and techniques developed by car giant Toyota in the 1950s. Lean processes are designed to improve efficiency, safety and performance and are now used across the world in various sectors.

KM&T, based at the Coventry Technocentre in Puma Way, has applied the techniques to companies in the healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and aerospace industries.

Champion is returning to the region after starting his career at AP Leamington.
He spent 10 years working across the world for Renault Nissan Consulting, an offshoot of the automotive company that applied the efficiencies to its own plants and also sold its services to outside companies, and became the head of its UK division.

He then spent two years at London firm Rethinking Consulting before taking up his new post.

He said: “KM&T has grown significantly in its first five years and has established itself as a very well respected operator across a wide and growing number of sectors.

“There is great scope for further expansion both here in the UK but also across Europe and Asia and we will be looking to further penetrate new markets in those areas.

“We currently have around 10 staff working with our client companies and we would expect to see that double in the next two or three years.

“I have worked in North and South America, Europe and Asia and it will be a pleasant change to be returning so close to my roots.”

KM&T was established by Steve Boam – a world renowned expert on Lean Thinking – Adrian Jones, Gareth Harris and Darren Jones.

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