The Trade Partner’s Journey, Adoption, Resistance and Getting Real Buy-In (Northern California CoP)

September 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (under construction)
September 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Pacific Time Zone
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Northern California CoP

Discuss how Trade Partners and GC’s can effectively and successfully   execute on Lean projects and what obstacles tend to get in the way.
Attendees of this presentation will gain:

  • What can a GC do to promote a Lean environment?
  • What are some best practices for Trade Partners?
  • What are GC’s and Trade Partners secretly saying about each other   when it comes to resistance to Lean Tools?


Henry Nutt, III, Southland Industries
Henry serves as a Preconstruction Executive for Southland Industries, after serving as the Sheet Metal General Superintendent for 13 years and 32 years as a Union Sheet Metal Worker with Local 104. He was responsible for over 200 Sheet Metal Workers during his tenure and led Lean implementations on projects throughout Northern California on Southland projects. Henry’s strategy of field support included a mixture of a “boots on the ground” type of approach combined with practical theory and relationship building.

Joe Donarumo, Linbeck
Joe serves Linbeck as Senior Superintendent in Fort Worth where he has been able to develop and lead high-performing field teams in Linbeck’s Healthcare market sector. He also serves Linbeck as Director of Lean Application, ensuring that Linbeck's Lean processes are continuously improved and consistently practiced. Joe has a unique passion for Lean implementation, continuous improvement, and a ruthless pursuit of waste elimination within his projects, teams, and our overall organization.  Joe is also the Co-Author to The Lean Builder, a business fable written for field leaders and last planners to help them begin their Lean journey with respect to Lean implementation at the field level.

Greg Stedman, KHS&S
Greg joined the carpenters union in 1977 and has worked in commercial construction throughout his career. Greg started at KHS&S in 2001 as General Superintendent. While at KHS&S, Greg has also served as Operations Manager and Regional Vice President of the Anaheim office. Over the last 10 years, Greg has spearheaded KHS&S’ Lean development as Director, Lean. Greg`s 43 years in construction and his knowledge of field and office made it a perfect fit to lead the Lean transformation at KHS&S. Greg also serves on the LCI Board of Directors.

Perry Thompson, Parsons Electric
Perry following his military service, went on to spent years earning degrees in technologies, until he joined Parsons electrical division twenty years ago. He currently serves as the Lean Executive Director at Parsons. Perry is a certified instructor for Lean Construction Institute (LCI), serves on the LCI education board and is a certified instructor for Lean Leadership Institute (LLI). He has certified hundreds of students in the Parson’s Black Belt program, developed by Perry and LLI, achieving the corporate goal of being a “Lean Ready” trade partner.