Michael C. Beck

Jan. 28, 2019

Michael C. Beck (BS MECH EGR '79) has been appointed senior vice president for operations at LSI Industries Inc., effective Feb. 11, 2019.

From 2014-2017, Beck was vice president for the North Region of Simpler Consulting (an IBM company).

He began his career as an automotive design engineer, transitioned to a continuous improvement specialist under W. Edwards Deming at GM Powertrain Division and subsequently led the division in manufacturing, supply chain and engineering applications of the Deming management method.

He then joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing with responsibility for strategic quality, learned Lean from its inventors and applied the Toyota Production System both internally and with Toyota suppliers.

He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MSU in 1979, a master’s in management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a master’s of science in applied statistics from Oakland University.

LSI Industries Inc. is a U.S.-based designer, manufacturer and marketer of lighting, graphics and technology solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications.  The company serves businesses including petroleum, automotive, quick serve restaurants, grocery, banking, retail, renovation, parking and warehousing.