Who We Are

Mike Mitchell, Executive Director

Mike Mitchell is a 30 year veteran in the successful implementation of tens of millions of dollars in profitability improvements through the application of Lean techniques and work measurement methods. As Manager of Manufacturing Services, Plant Manager and Director of Operations for major corporations such as Cooper Industries and Maysteel, Mike has successfully applied his skills in both union and union free environments, spearheading lean transformation including the use of Ergonomic and Safety evaluation tools. Mike holds a degree in Engineering from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

In his position as Executive Director of MTM Association, Mike has regular contact with the highest levels of corporate management where his expertise is widely recognized. Mike serves the MTM Community as both an Instructor and Consultant.

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Dirk Rauglas, International Authority on MTM Systems and Lead Instructor

Dirk has over 35 years of experience and is internationally recognized as an expert in the area of Industrial Engineering, having spoken at the request of the Minister of Health for South Africa and The Ministry of Health for Israel (Industrial Engineering in Healthcare) as well as the government of China (Profitability Improvement in Manufacturing). He has published numerous technical papers for various engineering journals and has worked to create training materials used to train Industrial Engineers throughout the world. After working for 10 years in private industry, most recently as Manager of Industrial Engineering and Quality Control for Bell & Howell Company, Mr. Rauglus joined MTM Association for Standards and Research where he rose to the position of Executive Director. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International MTM directorate and has served as Board President.

Dirk has recognized around the world for his expertise in MTM Systems. He has given numerous speeches various technical venues around the world. Dirk continues to share his knowledge as an Instructor at the MTM Association.