Ray Muscat
Ray Muscat
ROSEMONT, Ill.- Raymond Muscat, the former Senior VP Manufacturing Research and New Product Operations at furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, will keynote the 4th annual Assembly Show near Chicago on October 26.
Muscat, who is now Industry Director of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan, will speak on the opening day of the show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois near Chicago.


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"We are looking forward to hearing from Ray Muscat, whose career has been a tour of some of manufacturing's biggest sectors," says Tom Esposito, publisher, Assembly Magazine, sponsor of the event. 

"He's worked for GM, Ford, Raytheon and Ball Aerospace, and he spent more than 20 years at furniture maker Herman Miller sustaining a lean manufacturing system. To sustain a lean manufacturing system requires significant employee engagement. Ray will tell the story of the Herman Miller production system, the lessons learned and changes made along the way."
Muscat started his career on a Ford assembly line to pay his way through college. He then worked his way up the engineering and leadership ranks, to head of engineering and operations at award-winning furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller. There, he led a team that developed and implemented the company's lean manufacturing program. Through Muscat's leadership, Herman Miller cut average product lead times in half.
The Assembly Show 2016 runs Tuesday, October 25 through Thursday, October 27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. www.theassemblyshow.com.

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