Marcus Chao


R-2220 Ross School of Business

Gold Mine -- Lean Thinking and Its Applications in China

Open to the U-M Community

Dr. Marcus Chao is the CEO and President of Lean Enterprise China, Inc. (LEC), a non-profit organization disseminating lean practices to Chinese manufacturers. In 2005 he retired from Delphi Global Supply Management as a Director. From 1995-2001, he was Chairman and President of Delphi Holding Company in China. Marcus’s 30 years of management experience in global corporations covers engineering, materials management, manufacturing, supply management, and business development. He is skilled in leadership, Sino-U.S. business development, supply management, quality systems, and developing lean enterprises.

An active leader in the Asian-American communities, Marcus served as the President of the Association of Chinese Americans and the Michigan Chinese Academic and Professional Association, and was a board member of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. He is a board member of the Shien-Ming Wu Foundation that established the Manufacturing Leadership Award to promote the importance of manufacturing leadership on both the advancement of the manufacturing industry and the improvement in quality of life. He also served on the former National Advisory Board for the U-M Art Museum.

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