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Tim Sullivan
Senior Consultant - Hawaii, USA

Tim received his B.A. from International Christian University in Tokyo, one of the relatively small number of non-Japanese to have done so. He speaks, reads, and writes Japanese fluently, and lived in Tokyo for 10 years.

Tim brings to our clients a wealth of experience in Japanese manufacturing techniques and the special issues of Japanese manufacturing firms in the U.S. He was part of the start-up team for the Portland, Tennessee manufacturing facility of Yamakawa Manufacturing Corporation of America, a maker of auto parts. Later, Tim worked as a consultant with Japan Management Association Consultants, America, a branch of the highly regarded Japanese productivity consulting firm. As a hands-on consultant, he worked with clients at all levels of their organizations on highly focused improvement projects with themes such as safety (ergonomics), quality, work measurement, productivity, 5S, logistics, Total Productive Maintenance, and kanban.

Tim also served as Plant Manager for the Intec Group, a manufacturer of custom-molded components and assemblies for the Automotive and Electronics industries. At this same company he was also an Account Manager in the Customer Support Service, where he was responsible for developing business with Japanese firms in the automotive and cellular phone markets.

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