Luther Cottrell began his career at Toyota in 1988. Luther deeply understands TPS & Toyota Way from each level’s perspective having begun as a Toyota Team Member, and then advancing to Team Leader, Group Leader, Assistant Manager, and then, Manager.
His tenure included spending several months in Japan to learn how to develop and implement efficient process layouts toward the successful new Camry model launch. Luther also spent 14 months in an offline group to study and deepen his knowledge of True Lean principles, and learning how to apply these to different manufacturing environments. Under his leadership, Luther’s departments won the Quality Circle for three consecutive years.
Since joining the UK True Lean team in 2009 as an Instructor and Coach, Luther has shared his knowledge and experience with other organizations, coaching their leadership and teams at all levels toward successful transformations.