Dr. David Parsley is an assistant professor in the Fujio Cho Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Kentucky. Before this role, Parsley was a member of the True Lean team as an industry extension specialist from 2008 to 2021. During this time at the University, he has assisted in the delivery and facilitation of standardization, 8 Step problem solving and model area development within various manufacturing organizations. He was also part of the team responsible for the facilitation and continuous improvement of the Lean Systems Certification, a core offering of the True Lean Systems Program. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky.