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John Canfield


  • Strategic Planning
  • Problem-Solving Strategies
  • Six Sigma/Black Belt
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Six Thinking Hats - Lateral Thinking
  • Team Building
  • Benchmarking
  • Scenario Planning
  • QS-9000 Techniques


    John has over 30 years of experience helping growing companies plan strategically, improve continuously, and think creatively. Since 1990, John has worked as an independent management consultant with thousands of company leaders throughout North America helping organizations build improvement and innovation capability. He has training and experience in both the people and equipment sides of processes. John has cross-cultural experience throughout Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, India, and Southeast Asia. He has been an instructor and consultant for Advanced Practical Thinking Training, The American Management Association, The Canadian Management Center, The American Supplier Institute, The Forum Corporation, General Electric Financial Services, Grand Rapids' Right Place Program, and Outward Bound's Professional Development Program.

    John, during his corporate career, was Senior Manager of Training, Development, and Quality Improvement; Manager of Quality and Reliability Qualification Center; Project Manager of Engineering, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Process Control, and Training for Intel Corporation. He was also the Director of Corporate Quality and Design Research for Herman Miller. John has been both a student and later an instructor for Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School.


  • B.S. in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. in Political Science and Psychology, Williams College

    Also trained with Santa Clara University, Tulane University, Advanced Practical Thinking (certified trainer for Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking), The American Supplier Institute (QFD, DOE), W. Edwards Deming, Designed Learning, GOAL/QPC (Hoshin Planning), Eureka Ranch (creativity), Global Business Network (Scenario Planning Facilitator), Sandra Janoff and Marvin Weisbord (Future Search), Innovation Associates (Leadership & Mastery) and Juran Quality Institute (Management of Quality).


    MASET, LLC    P. O. Box 11663    Chandler, AZ 85248
    Phone: 602-721-3680     Fax 480-802-4710

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