How Employee-Centric LEAN Principles Impact Organizational Health: A Case Study

Thursday 7:30 – 8:30 AM

Session Description

This case study will be presented by a local St. Louis engineering company that has incorporated LEAN (quality improvement, cost improvement, etc.) into their culture – so much that is now a part of the company’s DNA!  HR was very critical to the implementation of the process.  This session will include the company’s President and their HR Director – you won’t want to miss this session!

Learning Objectives

  1. Participate as a contributing partner in the organization’s strategic planning process.


Marc Braun

Marc Braun currently serves as President of Cambridge Engineering, a 54 year, 2nd generation family owned manufacturer of heating and ventilation systems.  Marc holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and started his career with Dow Chemical 24 years ago.  After working with Dow, he joined a Koch Engineering company serving the International Oil and Gas industry as their Director of Technical Advisors.  He has served Cambridge Engineering over the past 9 years in various roles including Chief Operating Officer and  Executive VP of Sales and Marketing.  Marc is honored to speak on topics near and dear to his heart of organization health and lean as critical elements of building a growth based company.  

Darla Gibson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Darla has been with Cambridge Engineering, Inc., a 54 year manufacturer of heating and ventilation systems for 19 years.  Darla Gibson holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information System from Maryville University in St. Louis.  After working in the Sales and Customer Service field for most of her career she was asked 11 years ago to bring that experience to the HR department.  Her goal at that time was to view the employees as customers and reshape the HR department to have a proactive approach and be a positive interaction for the employees.  She has used her strengths as a Developer and Relator to engage and enrich our employees’ lives.  Darla has lead our efforts in defining our Core Values and achieving organizational health.