Gene Leonard

Managing Director

Employment

LBS Partners – Managing Director and Principal Consultant

Gene Leonard is the co-founder of LBSPartners. He is the Principal Lean Consultant and specialises in Lean Policy Deployment (Hoshin Planning), Leadership Development and Lean Programme Design.  Gene leads the development of new services and courses and the continuous professional education of the consultants and trainers.  Gene is also responsible for strategic alliances with partners interested in the propagation of operational excellence in Ireland.

Dell – EMEA Director of Engineering

In this role Gene was responsible for all engineering activities for Dell EMEA.  These included Product Localization, Wireless Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing  Engineering, Engineering Services, Supplier Quality, and Factory Integration.  This role provided a key link between Dell Product Group, Worldwide Operations and European Marketing and Manufacturing.

Earlier Career

Gene began his career with Wang Computer and held a number of software development positions with Aisling Microsystems and Feasa Enterprises before joining Sanmina-SCI as the Test Engineering Supervisor.

Professional Highlights

  • Managed a $85M investment in a 35,000 m2 manufacturing facility at Dell Ireland which ultimately produced 35,000 computers per day.
  • Led the Portable Computing Operations for Dell in Europe as part of the EMEA Product Team.
  • Co-led the implementation of Lean thinking at Dell Operations in Limerick and later at the Dell contact centre near Dublin.
  • Attained a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.
  • Developed the software for a microprocessor emulator to allow real time debugging and stepping of software during hardware and software design.

Education

Certificate in Company Direction
Institute of Directors

Grad Diploma in International Selling
Dublin Institute of Technology

M Eng  – Computer Systems
University of Limerick

B Eng – Electronic Engineering
University of Limerick

Gene Leonard, Managing Director
geneleonard@lbspartners.ie
+353 (0)87 2450948