Thilak Pushpakumara is the founder & the CEO & of the Institute of Lean Management (Pvt) Ltd, a corporate trainer, TPM and Lean Management Consultant and the Managing Director of Lean Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Bangladesh.
He is a Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) accredited Total Productive Maintenance & Management (TPM) Instructor, certified Lean Master Black Belt and Lean Master Coach(Japan) and a certified trainer & facilitator on gaining change skills by Spenser Johnson Partners, USA. He has been intensively trained in Japan on TPM, TQM, TPS and Company Wide Problem Solving and also has been certified on lean manufacturing at University of Michigan, MI, USA, and trained on lean supply chain, lean in service organization and lean in sales in Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), USA and Len Enterprise Academy, UK. He was trained by DuPont Safety Resources, USA on Managing Safety Systems that work for operations managers with audit training and also on train the trainer by internationally acclaimed Bob Pike Group, USA.
Thilak has 20 years of hands on experience acquired through success in a number of senior managerial positions in the field of manufacturing and has gained a wealth of experience working closely with world’s leading consultants in Japan and USA and currently global lean leaders. In TPM and lean implementation at Unilever Sri Lanka and Loadstar Pvt. Ltd. Thilak has trained more than 30,000 executives and managers at deferent levels of 300 leading organizations in Sri Lanka and overseas. He certified more than 1000 manufacturing professionals as TPM practitioners, lean practitioners and advance 5S instructors in Sri Lanka and few from overseas. He has submitted few technical papers on TPM, Lean and Quality Management for local and international forums. He is the founder of the Association of TPM Practitioners in Sri Lanka.
Thilak was Former General Manager, Productivity Improvement and Training & Development of Loadstar (Pvt) Ltd. and former Plant Manager, Unilever Sri Lanka. Currently functions as the CEO of the Institute of Lean Management (Pvt) Ltd and shared his experiences and the profound knowledge as corporate trainer & consultant with leading manufacturing organizations in Sri Lanka since 2009.