Brian Rawson

Brian Rawson

Brian G. Rawson is the President/CEO of the Dyson Corporation, a $60m turnover company based in Painesville, Ohio. Dyson manufactures domestic fasteners, forgings and machined parts to America’s transportation infrastructure of bridges, railroads and waterways, the fossil fuel industries of mining and power generation, shipbuilding and nuclear power, and the OEM supply chain. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Brian has 30 years of management/consulting experience in the industrial sector.

Prior to joining the Dyson Corporation, he was a senior consultant for SolvingEfeso (an international consulting company), where he led corporate business development and new client systems implementation. He consulted in major multi-national companies and has worked in Sweden, Canada, UK, and the USA. He has also delivered training and implemented strategic business development in the World Class Operational Management system which applies to manufacturing, commercial operations, administration and throughout the end-to-end supply chain.

In 2005 Brian joined the senior management team in Cummins Generator Technologies to develop and deliver the Cummins Operating System. This involved creating a Lean strategy and incorporating it into the COS. The system was then delivered and implemented in the CGT division. He worked in India, Germany, Romania and the UK during this period.

Among his significant previous positions, Brian served at Operational Management, Value Stream Management and Lean coordinator level in the Parker Hannifin group. Brand names include Volvo, JCB, CAT, Case New Holland, Bosch Rexroth and Hitachi.

Brian’s expertise in training and implementation includes: strategy deployment, quick changeover/set-up reduction, pull/kanban systems, work place organization/5s, V.S.M (value stream mapping), T.P.M (total productive maintenance), cellular manufacturing, continuous improvement, one piece flow, visual controls, takt time planning, team building, balanced work flow, employee involvement (empowered employees), standardized work practices, defect reduction, break down reduction, and autonomous management.