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Lean & Manufacturing Experts

BCG's consultants and industry experts focusing on lean & manufacturing continue to partner with leading companies to arrive at solutions in enabling efficiency, long term performance, consumer journeys, and more. These are our global and regional leaders on this topic.

Global Leadership

Claudio Knizek 

Partner & Managing Director

Washington, DC

  • Coleads the firm's global manufacturing work
  • Consumer
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Industrial goods

Daniel Spindelndreier 

Senior Partner & Managing Director


  • Coleads the firm’s global manufacturing work
  • Operations
  • Manufacturing and lean manufacturing
  • Operations strategy

Christian Greiser 

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Operations Practice


  • Lean advantage
  • Profit improvement
  • Large-scale program management
  • Turnaround

Local Experts

Agustín Costa 

Partner & Managing Director


  • Operational excellence—lean and productivity—in mining and industrial goods
  • Industrial megaprojects
  • Supply and procurement transformation

Gustavo  Nieponice 

Partner & Managing Director

Buenos Aires

  • Lead's BCG's materials and process industries sector in Western Europe and South America
  • Value management
  • Operational efficiency
  • Power and gas

Featured Experts

Daniel Küpper 

Partner & Managing Director


  • Leads BCG’s global work in automotive operations
  • Industry 4.0
  • Lean manufacturing and production
  • Operations

Ian Colotla 

Partner & Managing Director


  • Operations
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean transformation
  • R&D and innovation

Victor Du 

Partner & Managing Director


  • Change management
  • Chemicals
  • Marine shipping
  • Negotiations

Hal Sirkin 

Senior Partner & Managing Director


  • Globalization
  • Operations
  • Innovation
  • Change management

Andrea Ostby 

Partner & Managing Director


  • Large-scale transformation
  • Operational improvement
  • Cost reduction
  • Lean manufacturing

Jim Morabito 



  • Lean and manufacturing
  • Procurement
  • Operational transformation
  • Behavioral change

Frank Lesmeister 

Associate Director


  • Lean manufacturing and production systems
  • Manufacturing-network optimization
  • Quality management
  • Supply chain management

Jamie McCarthy 

Associate Director


  • Lean
  • Biopharma
  • Automotive
  • Supply chain improvement

Moundir Rachidi 

Associate Director


  • Operations management
  • Enablement
  • Human resources
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Lean & Manufacturing