Javier Girón Blanco

0He studied industrial engineering with a master’s degree in production engineering at the technical university of Berlin. He worked in the textile and aerospace industries before joining the engineering section of a Toyota Group company in Japan. There he learned about lean manufacturing from the source and learned the Toyota Production System at different factories in Aichi prefecture.

He joined the Operations practice of a global, top-tier management consulting firm in 2004 and led lean improvement projects in the energy, chemicals, automotive and mining sectors in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America. In 2012 he started his Operational advisory company. He has worked together with maintenance managers, supervisors and technicians in the last 10 years focusing on improving the maintenance processes and organization.

Torsten Dederichs

4neu380He started his career 1991 as maintenance electrician in a German open cast lignite mining company. After several years of practical working, he absolved studies in electrical engineering at the university of applied sciences in Aachen/Germany.

As maintenance engineer he worked in one of the largest German hard coal fired power stations. During that time, he gained a large view of all aspects of maintenance planning and engineering in a high availability business.

Under the face of the rising pressure on the energy business in Germany, he took the chance to support a large-scale lean-transformation project within his company. As maintenance specialist, and later on as project manager, he led the transformation in most of the German based power stations of his company. With his profound maintenance knowledge, he helped to rise the efficiency of the maintenance-processes within these plants significantly. His opinion and knowledge was also sought from the international project-teams.

With further ongoing need for transformation in European energy business, his company decided to enter the market as a consultant for power generation specific topics. Here, Torsten Dederichs now works in a central function to develop and deliver consultancy services for energy business, worldwide.