Didier Rabino


Didier Rabino started his career at Steelcase in England, in France, and in Michigan. During these 13 years, he had leadership roles in engineering, quality, safety, research and development, and operations. He was one of the architects of the Steelcase Production System described in the best seller "Creating a Lean Culture" written by David Mann, Didier's former colleague in the Steelcase Lean Office.

In 2004, Didier joined Andersen Windows to successively lead value stream transformations and leadership, develop and lead the Andersen Management System, manage the Wisconsin plant.

After 21 years of working on continuous improvement in Manufacturing, Didier moved to healthcare. In 2012, he joined HealthEast Care System, which later merged with Fairview, as Lean Sensei. He formalized and deployed its Lean system while provided executive coaching.


In 2019, he joined Value Capture, an organization founded by Paul O'Neill assisting healthcare organizations to transform toward habitual excellence and perfect care.  

Didier founded Lean Management Systems in 2008 to share his knowledge and experience with leaders from other organizations and industries. He has provided numerous workshops, presented to national and international conferences, and coached senior executives in principle base leadership to develop a continuous improvement culture with respect for every individual. He is also an instructor for Manufacturers Alliance, for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and for Shingo Lean Bronze certification class and associated exam. 


Didier holds a Wood Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Nancy, France, a Business and Administration degree from the University of Perpignan, France, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Sciences from Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France. He obtained Lean certificates from the University of Michigan, the University of Tennessee, Kellogg University, the Lean bronze certification from the Shingo Institute, and the 3P certification from Shingijutsu Global Consulting.

Didier is the 27th recipient of the Honorary Member Award of the Institute of Industrial Engineering. Past recipients include Edwards Deming, Lee Iacocca, W. Von Braun, and President Herbert C. Hoover.

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