Richard Tree

Rich is an operation executive with 35 years of experience leading teams to achieve organizational excellence in operations, manufacturing, supply chain, and human performance. A lean operation expert, he is credited with the lean transformation of 9 manufacturing sites, mentoring over 34 manufacturing sites in advanced lean operations, and designing and implementing asset management strategies at 15 manufacturing sites.

Rich’s operations leadership journey began with a 22-year career in the US Navy and then continued in several key operations leadership roles in three manufacturing companies prior to starting with CAI.

He holds a Doctorate of Engineering in Engineering Management from George Washington University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.