Is your company located in the St. Louis area and committed to continuous improvement? Are you seeking ways to accelerate your improvement journey, deliver better value to your customers, and engage your workforce? Join the AME St. Louis Consortium today and become part of a collaborative learning network of local companies that are committed to performance excellence and collaborative learning. Consortium membership is open to companies from any industry (manufacturing, health care, financial services, software, distribution, information technology, and more) in the St. Louis area with a desire to share and learn to become part of this practitioner-to-practitioner network. Leverage collective resources and knowledge and improve your approach to improvement!

Interested in joining? Get an introduction to the AME St. Louis Consortium and learn more about the benefits, offerings and more. Contact Jonathan Jones, AME St. Louis Consortium facilitator, at or 314-608-0783.


Advancing the Manufacturing Community by Banding Together with Marc Braun & Jonathan Jones

The Manufacturing Executive is a growth strategy podcast for manufacturing leaders, hosted by Gorilla 76 thinker & founder Joe Sullivan. The podcast recently hosted Marc Braun, executive coach at MDB, chairman for the AME, former president of Cambridge Air Solutions, author, and volunteer and Jonathan Jones, AME consortium facilitator, CEO Peer Advisory Board Leader, executive coach, author and community leader. In this episode, they discuss:


Consortia Members attend all St. Louis Consortium events free of charge! Contact Tina to receive event discount code to enter at registration. 

Templates Provided:

In-person registration for St. Louis Consortium Companies and Team Members Only

Virtual Attendance Open to Everyone

Plant Tour

March 22, 2023 - 11:35 a.m.


11:35 - Intro

11:40 - Earl in the Machine Shop; Rearranging machines for a better training atmosphere and improved efficiency/throughput

12:00 - Visual Management and 5S; Highlighting the Maintenance Area and Lean Principles Board

12:20 - Gemba Walk

12:30 - Problem Solving / Leader Standard Work

1:15 - Q & A

1:30 - Optional Networking

1:45 - Close

March 29, 2023

10:50 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

The Gund Company's Visual Management for Engagement & Continuous Improvement

Using visual management boards to capture opportunities for improvement and strategic priorities at all levels of the enterprise.



The Gund Company has developed an internal visual management board system all team members can engage in, submit improvement opportunities, and see performance to metrics at all levels of the enterprise, from plant floor team members and support departments to the executive team. Hear how it helped them capture opportunities for improvement and strategic priorities at all levels of the enterprise.


The Gund Company (TGC) is a vertically integrated manufacturer and fabricator of engineered electrical insulation material solutions in the oil and gas, electric vehicle, transformer, switch gear, power electronic, rotating equipment, aerospace and metals processing industries. TGC has 11 locations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and China. 

Home in Home Company Visits

"Go See" - Visit a consortium member company to share, learn & grow.



We are excited to have you as part of the AME St. Louis Consortium and look forward to the opportunity to share, learn and grow with your organization.