Taner Kuzu

Lean Manufacturing and Quality Techniques Trainer

After graduating from Uludağ University Industrial Engineering in 1995, he worked in quality levels in different domestic and international global companies. After 2 years of language training in London, he worked in Valeo France for 2 years in the quality department. After returning to Turkey, he worked in the Toyota group in the quality department for 7 years. He carried out projects at expert level in system quality, supplier quality, process quality and customer complaint quality units. In 2005, he was assigned to Toyota Japan as an expat. He worked as a quality team member in the Vitz (Yaris) project for 6 months and had the opportunity to learn the Toyota Production system on site.

After 10 years of automotive experience, he worked as a quality manager in different global companies in order to spread the Lean culture. He worked as Quality, Environment and Occupational Safety Manager for 4 years at Elimsan switchgear company, 2 years at Frigoglass white goods company, 4 years at Eaton industrial hose company. Finally, since 2019, he has been working as the MENA region Quality Director and Lean Coordinator at Huhtamaki-Elif Global flexible packaging company.

With nearly 25 years of work experience, he gave trainings on quality techniques, both in-house and to suppliers, with trainings exceeding 200,000 man-hours. He worked on Quality circles in the TOYOTA group. He carried out trainings, booklet printing and circle consultancy activities. The circle, which he was his advisor, achieved 3rd place in the competition held in Japan. He completed his MBA from Bilgi University in 2015 and has a 6 sigma green belt.

He has a high school chess degree in Turkey, and he has 2 times Salihli and 1 time Manisa table tennis championships. He is fluent in English, French and Japanese. He has been married for 18 years and has an 11-year-old daughter. Theatre, cycling, wine, art and books are among his special interests.

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