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 “It’s simple to make things difficult,

and difficult to make things simple.”

-Jerry Bussell


About LeanJax

The Jacksonville Lean Consortium (“LeanJax”) is a dynamic, member driven non-profit organization dedicated to improving performance, eliminating waste, and delivering added value to their customers.

Through shared learning and networking, our members work together to become more effective, more profitable, and to gain a competitive in the global marketplace.

By demonstrating their continuous improvement efforts and success, our members help promote economic development and attract new businesses to the First Coast.

Our Mission

To collaborate in an effort to improve the performance of businesses and organizations on the First Coast, and to promote economic growth through the implementation of Lean Thinking and its best practices.

Our Members

The Arc Nassau

Bahri Dental Group

The Barnabas Center (Nassau County)

Clay County Sheriff’s Office


NE FL Safety Council

Pilot Pen


Veritec Solutions


James Bussell

Executive Director

James has served as a Lean consultant/coach for companies in a myriad of industries; including: construction, law, government services, logistics, and manufacturing. He enjoys teaching Lean to others and facilitating rapid improvement events. James is not a fan of the 8 Wastes plaguing most work processes, preferring ones that promote customer value, decrease worker frustration and induce smiles.  Additionally, he's a member of the Florida Bar (please don't hold it against him) in good standing and diehard fan of the 5-11 Jacksonville Jaguars (sigh).

Jerry Bussell


Jerry Bussell has been formally recognized as one of the top Lean practitioners and leaders in North America. Jerry has a strong track record of leading and advising companies in numerous industries on how to implement highly successful Lean transformations. He is a committed servant leader and coach, a sought-after advisor, and a respected keynote speaker on a global basis. In October 2017, Jerry was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence's Hall of Fame for his achievements in Lean Thinking throughout his career. It's not Cooperstown, but impressive none the less. He is also unaware of the changes his son James made to his bio.

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 Our 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Dr. Sami Bahri

  • Doctor at Bahri Dental Group

Jerry Bussell

  • President, Bussell Lean Associates

Bruce Ferguson

  • CEO, CareerSource Northeast Florida

John Greenwald

  • Chief Operating Officer, Veritec Solutions

Dr. Mark Marien

  • EHS Director, Northeast Florida Safety Council

Tim Romecki

  • Senior Engineering Manager, Medtronic

Murat Tiryakioglu

  • Executive Vice President for Stem, Jacksonville University