Alex Burnett is Principal Owner of Canna Innovations, a consulting firm specializing in teaching Lean thinking and creating purpose-built equipment to improve productivity in the cannabis industry.
Mr. Burnett has Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology and a Master of Business Administration. He has been a certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and received Lean training by the Lean Enterprise Institute in Boston, MA.
Prior to starting Canna Innovations, Alex worked at Texas Instrument and MEMC (now SunEdison Semiconductor) where he held multiple progressive roles including Process Engineer, QA Engineering Manager, Product Manager and Operations Manager of a 500-employee site. While in these positions, Alex led, managed, and performed work in areas of Lean manufacturing, problem solving, process control, quality systems implementation and certifications, and business intelligence deployments.
Subsequently, Alex held a corporate role supporting FLIR Systems Defense Technology Segment. As the Continuous Improvement Director, Alex led Lean initiatives and business intelligence improvements spanning 15 manufacturing sites across 5 different countries.
Alex has led over 35 Lean workshops and trained over 500 manufacturing, management and engineering personnel on subjects related to Lean management. It is through his years of experience that Alex recognized an opportunity in Cannabis due to the pending excess supply and subsequent price pressures. Alex is driven to enable his clients to succeed through these challenges.
It's Alex's goal to teach you to think differently about your business. As a client you will be lead through Lean assessments, development of Lean management systems, value stream mapping workshops, Kaizen workshops and leader standard work.
While being a Lean expert, Alex is also an expert in Business Intelligence and offers data analysis assessments, services to build dashboards and reports, teaching Power Query, Power Pivot and Power BI. His background in Quality Assurance and Process Engineering gives his clients great insight into how to better understand their processes, measure them and better control them.
He has won several awards within organizations he has served: Pinnacle Award – ICx Technologies, Quality Excellence Award – MEMC Southwest, Technical Excellence Award – MEMC Southwest, Quality Excellence Award – Texas Instruments, <3% of population.