Lukas Holland graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, specializing in Lean manufacturing. Right out of college, Holland was thrust headfirst into the Lean Maniac’s World when he was hired at FastCap by Paul Akers, author of 2 Second Lean. Akers has personally mentored Holland over the last eight years. Holland’s responsibilities at FastCap have allowed him to obtain a vast array of experiences while managing the day-to-day operations. He has had the opportunity to visit Japan, tour Lexus and Toyota, and interact with some of the top Lean leaders in the world like Mr. Amezawa, former VP of Lexus; Ritsuo Shingo, son of Dr. Shigeo Shingo and former president of Toyota China; and Norman Bodek, who is revered as the father of Lean in the US.