Karl Wadensten

CEO, Vibco

Karl is a global operations and business development executive overseeiing operations of 1800 vibrator products with 46 US Patents and many more worldwide, to over 360k customers.

He is a Lean Executive with proven results streamlining operations, new product development, recruiting & building lean and highly effective management teams, developing and maintaining strong customer relationships, and supervising major product development projects. Karl has a passion for gaining and sustaining dramatic improvements in inventory, lead times, SMED, quality, and implementing employee ideas to gain operational effectiveness.

Karl is a Member of the National Speakers Bureau, a lecturer on culture change, Lean Operations,  strategic utilization of Lean Tools regarding 5S, Kaizen, Poka-Yoke, Pull Planning, and Hoshin Kanri as well as Learnings from Joint Venture with VIBCO & GE Digital.

Sept. 29, 2021

Lean manufacturing in the USA

Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline…

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