Lewis began his print management career in 1985 as pressroom supervisor and subsequently oversaw a variety of forms, direct mail, and fulfillment operations from Colorado to Virginia. In 2003, he was hired by Flesh Co, a leading printer, as plant manager. There he implemented a Lean manufacturing strategy and refocused the workforce on waste reduction, problem solving, performance metrics, and making fact-based decisions. He subsequently became Flesh’s vice president of manufacturing, before joining Priority Envelope as operations manager for its Iowa plant, where he fostered a culture of operational excellence based on safety, quality, and standard work. In 2020 Lewis was promoted to vice president of operations, overseeing all of Priority’s plants. Lewis is a past recipient of Printing Industries of America’s Managing for Improvement Award.
CI in the Time of COVID and Beyond
Believing in the philosophy of continuous improvement is the easy part; overcoming inertia, employee cynicism, and day-to-day pressures to put CI concepts into practice requires real commitment. Our panelists reveal why their companies made CI a business imperative and how they are transforming corporate behaviors. You’ll hear about obstacles faced, lessons learned, and measuring CI’s impact. Find out how these companies are accelerating their rate of improvement and benchmark your progress against theirs.