Keyan ZandyCo-Author: The Lean Builder & Chief Operating Officer at Skiles Group
A recognized Lean expert with 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Zandy joined Skiles Group in 2014. He embraces disruptive, continuous process improvement as he collaborates with employees, clients, and trade partners. With Skiles Group, he led the introduction and use of Lean principles, pull planning, and target value design. “Our industry is changing, and playing a part in shaping that change excites me,” Zandy says. “Skiles Group is special. This isn’t your typical construction firm. Our culture attracts and nurtures curious thinkers. We aren’t satisfied with following; we want to be at the front, asking ‘why’ and ‘what if.’ This is what drives me. Being afforded this leadership opportunity with a team of people that have that kind of mentality is exactly where I want to be.” Zandy holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. He is past Chairman for the Lean Construction Institute’s Dallas/Fort Worth Community of Practice and presents nationally on Lean methodologies.