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Shawn Esry

Shawn Esry

Project Manager
573-201-6459 (mobile)

Primary Functional Areas of Expertise

Background and Education

Shawn has been in the manufacturing sector for 30 years, most often with tier 1 automotive suppliers.  A graduate of Missouri S&T (BS in Engineering Management) he came up through engineering.  His early career was filled with new product/process launches (APQP, Control Plan, FMEA, Work Instruction Development, Change Management, Capital/Tooling Acquisition).  The middle years were spent in Plant Engineering and Continuous Improvement roles, eventually becoming Global Director of Production Systems at Henniges Automotive.   This role encouraged further interest in product/process innovation and full value stream lean deployment.  Later years have included Operational Management and Plant Management roles.

Passionate about the 14 principles of the Toyota Production System.  Shawn has led and participated in dozens of hands-on lean kaizen events for waste reduction:  Value stream improvements, lead time reduction, inventory or batch size reduction, change over time reduction, material flow improvements, single piece flow development, raw/WIP/FG kanban’s, layout improvement, standard work deployment, 5S, takt time determination and work balance.

Shawn was born and raised in Moberly Missouri.  He moved around the US throughout his career but has now been back home in Missouri and in the Kansas City area since 2016.  Shawn joined Missouri Enterprise in June 2024 and is ready to support Missouri Manufacturers with any safety, quality, delivery, efficiency, or housekeeping initiative.