Sergio Prieto Serrano | Senior Consultant
Sergio is a lean manufacturing consultant passionate about developing people’s skills in problem solving and process improvement that will lead them along the path of operational excellence.
Sergio’s belief that operational excellence needs to be a company philosophy rather than merely a set of tools has led him to become a life student of the Japanese approach to change. Kaizen is at the heart of his support to clients as he aims to improve their processes, impacting in key variables such as costs, quality, time, security and service quality – and creating benefit for the employees, shareholders and society in general.
The collaboration that Sergio achieves from the shop floor level of his clients is important for him to promote new working methods and teach improvement techniques that will align activities with the company goals.
Sergio understands the necessary traits of a leader in a lean organization having been the Owner and CEO of the hamburger and sausage producer Congelados Sofria. He is an executive coach with formal training in Gestalt therapy and mindfulness.
Sergio has not only gained a six sigma black belt, but has continued to develop his understanding of the Toyota Production System and kaizen over many years through various international training opportunities. He is a native Spanish speaker with fluent proficiency in English.
Process improvement methodology
Total productive maintenance
- Native Spanish and fluent English proficiency
Lean Manufacturing Consultant
Implemented operation excellence as a lean manufacturing consultant since 2010 in clients adopting the lean, TPM and kaizen models. Installed the foundations of new working cultures through a passion to share operational excellence. Clients have centered around manufacturing including many food processing plants and British American Tobacco, but have also stretched out to the service sector with insurance companies.
Congelados Sofria – CEO & Owner
Implemented process improvement in different production lines by applying six sigma methodology, increasing production performance by taking an active role in driving solutions to issues. Successfully implemented maintenance systems to reduce equipment downtime. Led HACCP implementation in sausage and frozen products processing plants.
Congelados Sofria – Supermarket Channel Chief
Achieved taking the Sofria brand positioning to TOP OF MIND in the hamburgers category and as a retail sales leader.