StandFast Group, LLC
Tour Code: ThT-06
Day and Time: Bus leaves 9:30 AM, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Length Including Travel Time: 4 hours
Lean Functional Teams
Leading through a functional team-based systemStandFast is a large corrugated box and display company. By using functional and cross-functional teams, the company has transformed its culture from a family-run business into a successful, professional, process-driven organization. During this tour, you will learn how StandFast uses 1) functional teams to implement and sustain lean tools, 2) cascading leadership, monthly team reviews and measurement to evaluate progress on process improvement and 3) personality profiling to assess how team members can best contribute. If you're interested in a team-based organization that gets results, StandFast is the tour for you.
StandFast Group, LLCStandFast has been in business since 1967. It's a high-quality manufacturer of printed corrugated packaging, shipping containers, displays and retail corrugated. The company began with the vision of partners John Carman Sr. and John Morris (retired); a $50 band saw; and a modest 400 square foot facility. Over time, StandFast has grown into one of the top privately-held companies in the Chicago area.
John Carman Jr.John Carman Jr. joined StandFast in 1998. Prior to joining the company, John received his bachelor's degree in social work from Idaho State University, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, went into private business in Idaho and became the manager of True Green Chemlawn. Since joining StandFast, John has overseen two plant transformations and helped oversee a dramatic growth in revenue and profitability.
Keith CarmanKeith Carman joined StandFast Group in 1988 and is now vice president of marketing. Prior to his work at StandFast, Keith worked at Material Sciences in Elk Grove and was chairman of the Chicago Technical Association Pulp and Paper Institute. Keith received his MBA at Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1991.
Jay CarmanJay Carman joined StandFast as a sales representative in 1984 and has been president of the company since 1995. Prior to working at StandFast, Jay was a sales representative at Evergreen Shipping Containers. As president of StandFast, Jay has led the company's growth from $10MM is sales to 30MM. Jay is a graduate of Milliken University and has a UIC small business degree.
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