DEARBORN, MI – The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Association of Manufacturing Excellence and the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing have conferred upon Jeff Lytle, Lean SixSigma Master BlackBelt of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., the first ever Lean Gold Certification – the highest level of Lean Certification achievement.

The Lean Certification program is the first professional credential, independent of curriculum, for industry professionals. Its intent is to bring alignment and consistency to the assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities of lean practitioners.

Lytle’s certification is valid for three years. He will be required to demonstrate continuing practice of lean through education and an update to his portfolio, which will again be peer reviewed.

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