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Clem Confessore

Clem Confessore

Managing Director

Clem Confessore is a Managing Director with Lean Horizons Consulting. Tutored by Toyota Production System (TPS) pioneers, including Shingijutsu, and engaging in the evolution of the Danaher Business System at Danaher Corporation, he has guided the implementation of Lean principles and strategies for over 30 years at over 85 sites.

Mr. Confessore’s career has featured a balance of results orientation with process orientation and a dedication to continuous improvement. He has relentlessly pursued the elimination of waste through Lean, resulting in stunning improvements in quality, delivery, cost, and growth.

Clem Confessore Managing Director Lean Horizons Consulting

Mr. Confessore has held executive positions at multi-national corporations serving as Corporate Director of New Products Startup, VP of Operations, VP of Marketing and Sales, VP of Continuous Improvement, and CEO in the Consumer Products; Aerospace; Automotive; Defense; Test & Measurement; Machine tools; Armament; Computers and Peripherals; HVAC; and Power Generation industries. He has led an LBO and been a member of the C-level team that led an IPO. Mr. Confessore led organizations awarded both the IBM and the Xerox Corporate Quality Performance Awards.

He has served on the Norwich University Board of Fellows and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from that university. Mr. Confessore holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Norwich University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southwest University. He is an SME Certified Manufacturing Engineer.


  • BSME – Mechanical Engineering – Norwich University
  • MBA – Norwich University
  • Lean Master Black Belt – Danaher Corporation

Contact Clem Confessore:

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