Kitchener manufacturing expert wins Queen’s medal

Monday June 11, 2012
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
David Hogg, a Kitchener, Ont.-based management consultant, has won a top honour for his work promoting lean manufacturing. According to an article in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Hogg was presented with the medal Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal at the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters' lean manufacturing conference this week in Winnipeg. Hogg, who was once manager at the Ontario Centre of Advanced Manufacturing, launched his first consortium of companies based around Rockwell Automation of Cambridge and 11 of its suppliers in 1990. He then used the same model, known as the High Performance Manufacturing Consortium, to launch more than 40 other lean manufacturing consortiums across Canada, the U.S. and Australia. "It was a pretty emotional moment for me," Hogg told the paper after receiving the award. "It was awesome."

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