Whyy? Change appoint Head of Lean & Six Sigma

17th October 2022

Sheffield-based apprenticeship training provider, Whyy? Change, have appointed a new Head of Lean and Six Sigma, Jonathan Tolman to strengthen their Continuous Improvement Apprenticeships and Lean & Six Sigma course offering.

Jonathan Tolman, who has held Lean & Six Sigma coaching positions at Total Training Provision and LEAD, will head up their Lean & Six Sigma division. Jon brings over 15 years of experience in practical Lean Manufacturing to Whyy? Change, having worked as a consultant for Manufacturing Excellence and as a Managing Director for his own company, HGBN Consulting Ltd.

Before setting up HGBN Consulting Ltd, Jon was a Lecturer at the University of Bradford having studied there to complete his Master’s (MSc) in Control Engineering, PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Systems and MBA (Master of Business Administration). He also completed his PGCE at the University of Huddersfield.

The appointment comes as they look to grow and continue to support their partners with business improvement process training across the region.

Ray Byrne, CEO says: “The Lean mindset is a cornerstone of our present and future success, and Jonathan joins the company with a wealth of practical experience in the application of this mindset. We look for skilled practitioners and Jonathan has a long history of delivering the knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed by people and industries in our region.” 

Jon will lead on all their Lean and Six Sigma apprenticeship courses including;
• Level 3 Improvement Technician Apprenticeship (Yellow Belt included)
• Level 4 Improvement Practitioner Apprenticeship (Green Belt included)
• Level 5 Improvement Specialist Apprenticeship (Black Belt included)

Whilst also delivering their short Lean and Six Sigma courses:
• Lean & Six Sigma Yellow Belt - Lean6 ISO 18404:2015 Certification (2-3 days)
• Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt - Lean6 18404:2015 Certification (5 days)
• Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt - Lean6 18404:2015 Certification (10 days)

With over 10 years of experience operating as a consultant, Jon will also work closely with their sister brand, Whyy? Unboxd, to develop their lean implementation partnership offering.

On working with Jonathan, Ray Byrne, CEO said: “As head of our Lean & Six-Sigma division, Jonathan joins at a time of great growth opportunities and I look forward to working closely with him to be a success.”

Head of Lean & Six Sigma Jonathan Tolman added: “I am delighted to join the team at Whyy? at such an exciting time. I am looking forward to contributing to the successful growth of this highly regarded company and developing the Lean & Six Sigma practitioners of the future.”

If you’d like to know more about their Continuous Improvement Apprenticeships, you get in touch by emailing Whyy? Change on info@whyychange.com or give them a call on 0114 400 0077.

Prefer to chat? Connect with Jonathan Tolman on LinkedIn or email him at jonathantolman@whyychange.com.


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