WASHINGTON — Jeff Creighton, senior corporate strategy manager and lean leader at Barton Malow, has been named 2020 Lean Construction Institute (LCI) committee chair.

LCI works to transform the construction industry through Lean thinking, tools, and techniques. LCI’s research products are targeted to help companies implement Lean more effectively. The LCI Annual Congress aims to educate owners, the design community, trade partners, and general contractors about Lean construction. It’s a rare opportunity to share Lean success stories and challenges to increase efficiency, quality, and safety of construction projects.

Creighton has more than 25 years of experience managing capital projects in construction and manufacturing industries. He’s a prominent leader of Michigan Lean Construction Institute Community of Practice, of which the members nominated him for the coveted 2020 LCI Annual Congress position. Creighton was introduced to Lean thinking and methodologies in 2008 while working as a project manager for a steel manufacturer, and he has been fully immersed in Lean knowledge ever since. He works in Barton Malow’s project controls team, focusing on field operations and enhancing and delivering construction services.

Creighton is also a proud member of Iron Workers Local 25 in Detroit, where he graduated from the apprenticeship program and obtained journeymen certification. He also earned an MBA in international business from Lawrence Technological University and a bachelor of business administration degree in manufacturing management from Davenport University.

“I’m honored to have such a diverse and talented group of Lean advocates aligned and ready to make the 2020 LCI Annual Congress a success,” said Creighton. “Many of the LCI committee members are seasoned leaders, who are members of the Michigan Lean Community of Practice, who represent owners, architects, engineers, and contractors.”

The 2020 LCI Annual Congress was held Oct. 19-23 in Detroit at the TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Hall.

Detroit has undergone a major revitalization in the past several years.

“Next year’s attendees will not only experience new lean design and construction content and advanced strategies but also witness continuous growth and improvement.”

Creighton plans to elevate next year’s LCI Congress to mark the height of the Lean construction industry. For more information, visit www.leanconstruction.org.