Kevin Cooper is a professor in the Graphic Communication Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), where he instructs on strategic management and other business issues related to the printing industry. A former executive with both R.R. Donnelley and Microsoft, Kevin spent nearly 20 years in the printing industry before returning to Cal Poly (his alma mater) in 2000. In addition to his role as professor, he engages in consulting activities focused on Lean manufacturing implementations, as well as teaching workshops on the subject. Kevin authored the book Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives to Success and co-authored the books Lean Printing: Pathways to Success and Setup Reduction for Printers. Kevin has co-authored four online classes on Lean manufacturing for PIA's iLearning Center.