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David Parsley

  • Institute of Research for Technology Development
  • True Lean

Industry Extension Specialist





David Parsley has been a member of the True Lean team since 2008.  During this time at the University, he has assisted in the delivery and facilitation of standardization, 8 Step problem solving, and model area development within a variety of manufacturing organizations.  He is also part of the team that is responsible for the facilitation(facilitates) and continuous improvement of the Lean Systems Certification, a core offering of the True Lean Systems Program.

Before joining the True Lean team, he worked in mining/materials equipment manufacturing.  During his time there he assisted in the development of lean model areas within two manufacturing sites. At these sites, he was responsible for developing production layout to support continuous flow throughout operations.

David holds three engineering degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Masters of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering all from the University of Kentucky.