Michael Hunter is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lean Scheduling International and a key developer of the LSI Print Control system. Prior to joining LSI, Michael spent 20 years working in label printing, heavy equipment, and aerospace. Drawing on his experiences as a label printing executive with responsibilities in both production and sales, Michael developed the LSI Print Control system to improve operational efficiencies and sales management for printing companies who are interested in growing their business and improving their process.
1. How did you get into the industry?
I spent the first decade of my career in the heavy equipment manufacturing industry working in production planning and purchasing. I spent the next ten years in print and packaging, working in various production and sales roles. I was very fortunate that every company I worked for was growing and changing in some significant way, and I always found myself involved in large projects that involved process changes, software implementations, and system integrations. Based on those experiences, moving into my current role in software sales and consulting made perfect sense.
2. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?
The potential of our systems to transform their jobs and their organizations. Many people we talk to have never seen the level of functionality and features that we offer so it’s an exciting thing to share with people for the first time.
3. What do you enjoy most about your role?
Bringing different groups in a company together to make meaningful changes in their organization. So often people become siloed and 100% focused on only the problems that affect them. This typically leads nowhere as most problems require work from multiple departments to be solved. Because our systems and implementations involve a wide range of functional areas, we are able to get sales and production talking together and working more effectively.
4. Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for most of the last 20 years and I love it here. It’s a great city where you can find and do anything you want. If it’s not right here, which happens occasionally, you can find it within two hours’ drive in any direction.
5. How do you relax in your leisure time?
I have twin daughters who are 8 years old. When I’m not working, I’m doing my best to keep up with them.
Join Michael in the Siemens and Lean Scheduling International webinar ‘Planning, Scheduling & Estimating Systems for Print & Packaging‘. Register now!