Founder and CEO
Mr. Molner founded Lean America, LLC in 1997, restructured the company into its current market space in 2004, and currently serves as Founder and CEO. Mr. Molner has over 30 years of leadership and management experience.
Prior to Lean America, Mr. Molner served on Active Duty as an Air Force Acquisition Officer, Executive Officer, and Space Operations Officer. His active duty assignments included acquisition of command and control systems at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA; satellite space operations chief engineer at Schriever AFB, CO; and executive officer & computer systems engineering policy lead for Air Force Materiel Command’s Engineering Directorate at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH.
Before founding Lean America, Mr. Molner led Computer Sciences Corporation’s effort for Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Certification to CMM Level 5—the first US company to achieve this. Mr. Molner then led the Lean Six Sigma deployment at Standard Register returning ongoing savings of over $50 million with only a $10 million dollar investment.
His positions have included Computer Systems Engineer, Senior Program Manager, Director of Technology Business Excellence, Master Consultant, and President/Managing Partner.
Mr. Molner’s number one passion is to work with corporations and government agencies to drive out waste, realize cost savings, and lead strategic process improvements. In his Lean America role, he led successful teams supporting multiple customers including the Department of Agriculture, Fifth Third Bank, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Kaiser Permanente, Mutual of Omaha, Consumers Energy, MDS Pharma, and Alberta Health Services.
Mr. Molner holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Breakthrough Management Group International (BMGI).