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Michael Sanders

With a career that began as a welder’s apprentice and includes stints as CEO and president in food, energy, distribution, and high-tech, Dr. Michael Sanders draws on his vast array of experience to serve as a co-founder and business advisor for Beehivefund, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting industry. With an excess of 30 years in the field, he has worked at every phase of the supply chain with various companies on organizational structure & psychology, strategic direction & culture, and system & process optimization. 

Dr. Sanders and Sean Fields have collaborated extensively over many years to refine the framework and delivery of their lean methods along this journey. They have achieved consistent and proven success in this endeavor. 

In addition to his work as a seasoned executive and practitioner, Dr. Sanders is sought after for his expertise in negotiation, organizational psychology, six sigma, quality systems, & regulatory compliance. He has delivered speeches worldwide with topics that include global supply chain optimization, lean & beyond lean production systems, quality & regulatory systems, optimal & effective leadership, product-centered sustainable growth, organizational culture transition, and emerging technologies. Dr. Sanders has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Texas Tech University. In addition, he holds certification as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He resides in Houston, TX, with his wife, two sons, and one daughter.

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  • What is your favorite quote? Time is not just one factor, Time is everything. It is my religion.
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? The moment I discovered my coworker was taking credit for my work and backstabbing me.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? Gardening, Soccer, Golf, Chess, Backgammon, and most importantly, sharing knowledge and learning from with intelligent people.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? Because of my rich my background and knowledge on the subjects I specialize in and my keen ability to simplify and address the most complex life and organizational problems for every one to h
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