George Trachilis is a co-founder and president of the Lean Leadership Institute. He is also the founder and president of an international consulting company created in 2001. A Professional Engineer, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, with a Certificate in Production and Inventory Management from APICS, the Educational Society for Resource Management.

He has an extensive career in the manufacturing industry, and has consciously expanded his experience to many industries, including healthcare. He is dedicated to helping his clients implement change and achieve corporate goals. Most recently he has authored the book OEM Principles of Lean Thinking, available on Amazon. This book comes with the online course from the Lean Leadership Institute called Principles of Lean Thinking created in 2006. The Alberta Government, in Canada, used his course to train over 150 companies in Lean Thinking, and now students from more than140 countries have viewed the course.

Trachilis has joined forces and resources with Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker, international best-selling author of The Toyota Way, to create the Lean Leadership Institute. This company and educational society is primarily focused on creating leaders at all levels in an organization through its online course offering. It also focuses on consulting on-site to assist committed organisations in creating and achieving their vision of the future.