Kitchener manufacturing expert wins Queen’s medal
Published by Jenna Biegun on June 11, 2012
KITCHENER - David Hogg, a longtime local management consultant, has won a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in promoting lean manufacturing consortiums.
Hogg was presented with the medal at the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters lean manufacturing conference this week in Winnipeg.
A former manager at the Ontario Centre of Advanced Manufacturing in Cambridge in the 1980s, Hogg launched a consortium of companies based around Rockwell Automation of Cambridge and 11 of its suppliers in 1990.
The Kitchener-based facilitator used the model to build more than 40 other lean manufacturing consortiums across Canada, the U.S. and Australia from 1995-2008.
The model, officially known as the High Performance Manufacturing Consortium, leveraged the resources of each member, including its brains, hardware, technology and processes, to benefit the whole group, Hogg said in an interview
More recently, he has been running lean manufacturing conferences for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence.
Hogg said the medal caught him by surprise. "It was a pretty emotional moment for me," he said. "It was awesome."
In presenting the medal, Jayson Myers, chief executive officer of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, said Hogg's "commitment to continuous improvement has transcended the shop floor and has truly made a difference for both organizations and the people working within those organizations across the country."