Panel: Generating High Productivity Through Training and Total Workforce Engagement

  • What does investing in your people look like on a day-to-day ongoing basis?
  • How does the workforce contribute to steady cumulative improvements as the engine of long-term culture change and improved productivity?
  • Discussing motivational tools that solicit grassroots contributions: Competition, recognition, entertainment, and a sense of accomplishment
  • Offering examples where training, mentorship, job shadowing, and cycling through different job functions improves retention, job satisfaction, and contributes to improved performance
  • How far can a culture of continuous improvement and total workforce engagement permeate an organization?

Peter Evans
LCI Director

Peter Evans was born in 1955. He joined the LEGO in February 2016

The early part of his career was in Finance in various industries, including Defence, Financial Services and Telecommunications. Peter worked for GE Capital throughout the 90’s including spells in Manchester, Brussels, Shannon (Eire) and Connecticut in various Quality Leadership roles

From 2000 to 2013 he worked in Telecoms in the UK, first with Vodafone, then Cable & Wireless, before finally leading Operational Excellence for Virgin Media.

From 2013 to 2015 Peter led Process Excellence in Northern Europe for Maersk Line, based in Copenhagen

Since February 2016 Peter has been Director of LCI (LEGO Continuous Improvement) at LEGO with specific responsibility for Business Service Operations and is actively involved in establishing a Global Business Services Organisation for Finance, HR and other services

Peter is a Six Sigma MBB, a Lean Practitioner and has a deep and lasting interest in Change Management and the psychology of Change.

Peter Lives in Newtown, Wales, UK with his wife Amanda, Dogs Harvey and Maisie and various other pets and pests.

Michael Brice
VP Operations
INX International Ink

Michael Brice is a 32-year printing ink industry veteran. He has served in every capacity: lab technician, colormatching, manufacturing, inplant technician and management, sales and senior level management. Mike became Chief Operating Officer of Superior Printing Inks in 2000 and named is President and COO in 2003. He also worked in the energy sector and then for Squid Ink Manufacturing for two years until he joined INX International Ink Company in Nov, 2011. Michael has served INX in a sales capacity as well as organizing and managing INX’s North American distribution effort. Mike was appointed Director of Offset Operations in 2012 and then, his current position, as Vice President of Offset Operations in 2013.

Patrick Johnson
Director, Continuous Improvement NA

As a Subject Matter Expert in Lean Six Sigma, Patrick leverages over twenty years of experience in Business Operations including Operations Management, Quality Management, Performance Excellence, and Continuous Improvement. Patrick has the unique, highly sought after ability to bridge the organization from C-Suite to shop floor. He prides himself on listening to the business and configuring customized deployment solutions that work – as such, he is a highly sought-after expert. Patrick is highly proficient in program deployment leadership, curriculum development and delivery, project replication, change management and strategy execution across various industries. Patrick has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. He’s a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence.