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Michael Codega​

UT-CIS Responsibilities

Michael is the Solutions Consultant for the Memphis Region.  He engages with Tennessee industry assisting in improving profitability, business effectiveness, and providing resources to insure a safe and healthy workplace.  Michael collaborates with State and independent resources to offer solutions for industry helping to build a “Better Tennessee.”

Career Overview

Michael has over 30 years of experience as a business executive and consultant working across North America and internationally.  He has broad experience across several industry segments including internet retail, durable construction materials, automotive, consumer products, and medical devices.  He has directed or advised on lean and six sigma deployments, organization assessment, leadership development, strategic planning, and ISO quality and environmental certifications.  He has studied lean continual improvement methods in Japan and led firms through lean cultural transformations.

Education / Credentials

  • MBA and Bachelor of Science Business Administration (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  • Past Chairman: West TN Workforce 2000, West TN Manufacturing Leaders Network, and Board Advisor West TN Advanced Technical College.
  • Past Board of Directors Association for Manufacturing Excellence North Central Region.
  • Past Board of Directors University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Supply Chain and Consulting Enterprises.
  • Certified QC Circle Judge, CPIM, and certified TQM facilitator.