About Us

About Us

“ is a Lean Community of Practice (CoP) in Hawaii supporting organizations interested in Continuous Improvement and Lean adoption.”

We are focused on de-mystifying Lean principles and provide practical, proven tools and approaches for Lean adoption tailored to the unique culture and business environment here in the islands.

We are working to define the Lean Business System (LBS), a scalable lean framework developed in Hawaii for Hawaii organizations interested in successfully adopting Lean principles for the benefit of their customers and stakeholders.

Our Mission

We believe that improving the quality of life for the people of Hawaii is our mission.

Our Vision

We achieve this by showing respect for each individual and with the vision that Hawaii can achieve its goals for a bright future through the relentless application of Lean Management principles designed to increase value in everything we do by eliminating waste from the processes that make up our work and lives.

Active contributors to this Community of Practice include:

Sherwood Herben

Sherwood Herben is a Senior Management Consultant and a father of five with more then 25 years experience as a change agent in technology organizations of all sizes and in such diverse fields as global manufacturing, health care insurance, state government and technology service delivery organizations.
You can contact Sherwood on LinkedIn:

Greg Messier

A retired Naval Officer with a diverse background in strategic planning and improvement frameworks applied in a variety of settings spanning Department of Defense, State Government, Healthcare and Retail. Greg is an innovator, thought leader and accomplished team facilitator with over 20 years of experience. You can contact Greg on LinkedIn:

Michel Danon

Highly qualified leader successful at creating and developing productive teams. Proven track record delivering information systems in a cost effective way leveraging lean concepts and continuous improvement practices. Known for collaborating with peers and leadership teams to enable lean processes and effective information systems in a worldwide environment. Broad experience in program management, portfolio management, information systems architecture, as well as due diligence, acquisition, and integration of product lines and companies. Specialties: Information systems, Medical, Aerospace, Acquisition/Integration, International & Multicultural teams. You can contact Michel on LinkedIn:

Contact us to learn more by joining our community or call us at:
Phone: (808) 436-5090