Anthony Manos

Anthony (Tony) Manos is a catalyst with Profero Inc., where he provides professional consulting services, implementation, coaching, and training to a wide variety of organizations—large and small, private and public—in many industries focusing on lean enterprise, including lean manufacturing and lean healthcare. He has extensive knowledge of lean and quality in a wide range of work environments. He is trained and certified by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) U.S. Department of Commerce in all elements of lean manufacturing and is Lean Bronze Certified.

Relying on his diverse knowledge of business, manufacturing techniques, and applications, Manos has assisted numerous clients in implementation of lean. Over the past 10-plus years he has helped over 150 companies in several aspects of lean implementation including: team building, standardized work, 5S workplace organization and visual workplace, quick changeover, plant layout, cellular, kanban, total productive maintenance, kaizen events, and hoshin planning. He is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on lean, and presents at several conferences a year.


Manos served in the U.S. Navy nuclear propulsion program and holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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