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John Krafcik

Lean Production Research and Consulting

CEO, Waymo

San Francisco Bay Area

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John Krafcik's Work Experience

International Motor Vehicle Program, MIT

Lean Production Research and Consulting

1986 to 1990

Cambridge, Massachusetts

TrueCar, Inc.


Santa Monica, California

TrueCar, Inc.


April 2014 to September 2015

Santa Monica, California

John Krafcik's Education

Stanford University

Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, with Distinction

1979 to 1983

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management

Master's Degree, Management

1986 to 1988

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About John Krafcik's Current Company

International Motor Vehicle Program, MIT

Wrote two "lean production" manifestos -- "Triumph of the Lean Production System" (Sloan Management Review, 1988) and the "Running the Factory" chapter of "The Machine That Changed the World" (Macmillan, 1990).

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About John Krafcik

💼 Past Experience

John Krafcik has since left Waymo and immigrated to the United States. Krafcik currently works for Hyundai as President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. While at Hyundai, Krafcik was responsible for product development and strategic planning. He also had responsibility for the western U.S. and Canada. Krafcik left Hyundai in November of 2008 and moved to Fountain Valley, California to work for IHI America asVP, Product Development and Strategic Planning. There, Krafcik was responsible for ending the production of the Honda Odyssey in the US and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. Krafcik left IHI America in November of 2013 and moved back to California to work for Hyundai Motor America as President and CEO. Krafcik is responsible for the company’s production and sales activities in the western and northern US. Krafcik has a B.S. in Industrial engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in product development from Stanford University.

🎓 Education

John Krafcik's education has been tailored to his individual needs. motivated and Adult years has been completed doing a project supervision from beginning to the end, which have taught me how to manage teams, communicate, oversee the progress of a project, give and take criticism. Krafcik has an Adult years where he did continuous projects management role in his company, which has taught him how to work efficiently with teams and manage processes. Krafcik departed his company in 2003 and now works as an engineer in a company, which has given him the opportunity to work with different teams and processes as an engineer, which has prepared him for his current role in the company.

💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Krafcik has a long experience in Lean Production Research and Consulting from 1986 to 1990. He wrote two manifestos titled "Triumph of the Lean Production System" and "Running the Factory" which are H.B.T. documents. He was also the Director at TrueCar from April 2014 to September 2015. Krafcik also worked as the President and CEO at Hyundai Motor America from November 2008 to December 2013. Krafcik has experience in quality control, manufacturing engineering, and product development. He is also the President and CEO at TrueCar.

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