Steve is also one of the founders and managing partners of founX®. founX® provides a meeting and execution management solution for any organization seeking a foundational management system that increases individual and organizational performance.
Steve started his Operating Excellence (Lean & Six Sigma) development with Pilkington Glass and along the journey he achieved Master Black Belt Certification, has held senior operations positions, and also managed organizational deployment of Operating Excellence in manufacturing, supply chain and transactional environments. Steve has traveled the world as a speaker, consultant, coach, author and educator.
In his consulting and coaching role Steve has led several organizational implementations and transformations utilizing the Operating Excellence Methodology, coached and managed multiple improvement projects, and created and conducted organizational development initiatives teaching Operating Excellence principles, systems, and tools to organizations in multiple industries.
As an educator Steve works with The Ohio State University as a project coach and instructor for The Masters in Operating Excellence (MBOE) and Executive Six Sigma Black Belt Programs. Steve has also taught at St. Louis University, Texas Christian University, and Georgia Tech University.
Steve co-authored the book entitled, People: A leader’s day-to-day guide to building, managing, and sustaining lean organizations. The People book was awarded the 2014 Shingo Prize.
Steve compliments his years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University majoring in Transportation and Logistics. Steve lives in Dublin, Ohio with his wife Laura and their four children.
Partial Client List includes: Service Master, Terminix, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Development, Transfreight (Toyota Logistics Provider), LeanCor, United States Air Force Advanced Mobility Command, HJ Heinz Company, Boeing, HyTek Material Handling, Crane Plastics, Emerson, Standard Furniture, Environmental Doctor, Griffin Pavement, Donaldson, Slumberland Furniture, Presbyterian Homes and Services, Deli Express, Klaussner Furniture, SJE Rhombus, HealtheSystems, Data Dimensions, KMH Material Handling Systems, EFCA Reach Global, Josh McDowell Ministry, English Language Institute China, St. Brigid of Kildare Elementary School.
Steven T. Gran