Scott CzyszTechnical Specialist

“My passion is manufacturing, and more importantly, making local manufacturers better. When local manufacturing companies get better, our local communities improve.”

Contact Information:

Phone: 815.990.8285
Email: sczysz@imec.org


I work with manufacturers in Rockford and northwest Illinois to improve all aspects of their operations. I have extensive lean experience and draw upon IMEC’s state and national resources to help companies implement actions to improve their productivity and competitiveness.

I have over 25 years of manufacturing experience as an Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Productivity Improvement Specialist, Lean Expert, Lean Master, and HOS (Honeywell Operating System) Process Specialist. I have led continuous improvement efforts and lean transformations in a wide variety of manufacturing environments including manual assembly, automated assembly, electronics assembly, metal fabrication, and plastic molding. I have also developed curriculum for, taught, and coached Green Belts, Black Belts, Lean Experts, and Lean Masters.


  • Certified Green Belt
  • Certified Lean Expert
  • Certified Lean Master
  • Productivity Improvement Specialist
  • Honeywell Operating System (HOS) Process Specialist

Specialized Skills

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Visual Controls
  • Kaizen
  • Rapid Problem Solving
  • Standard Work
  • Lean Culture
  • 5S
  • Pull Systems
  • Kanban Systems
  • Work Cells
  • Set-Up Reduction
  • Activity Analysis
  • Workstation Design


I led a Lean Transformation at an under-performing plant that employed about 400 people. Our goal from the outset was to cut the lead time and reduce inventory. Not one job was lost during this process as we not only met our goals but exceeded them. They saw a $600,000 reduction in costs and a $500,000 in inventory reduction in the first year.

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