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Dale Hedges

CI Expert & Coach

Dale is a seasoned leader in the world of continuous improvement, focused on operational excellence. Over the course of his career, he has helped multiple companies develop and implement lean operations & processes from scratch. Each implementation has seen significant improvements in cost reduction, reduced lead times, better products, and stronger financial results to the bottom-line.


Dale has served in executive positions in multiple companies, including manufacturers of HVAC ductwork. His experience in a variety of manufacturing environments, along with his expertise in project management have proven to be instrumental in bringing about meaningful organizational change.


Dale graduated from Pepperdine University with a BS in Business Management and has multiple certifications in areas such as project management & continuous improvement. His high level knowledge and decades of experience make him a valuable coach and guide for HVACDMA partner organizations.

When it comes to continuous improvement, Dale takes a holistic approach, working with the executive leadership, operations, customer service, shop floor & sales teams to deliver results and navigate the storms of operational & cultural change.

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  • Orange County, CA



  • Diane, wife, and children Mallery & Ryan



  • Home brewing craft beer

  • Backpacking

  • Hiking

  • Riding his bike

  • Adventuring with his wife in their bright yellow jeep

  • Volunteering at his church & other programs

  • Living by the beach!

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