Barry L. Cross

Updated at: Jan. 8, 2024, 9:17 a.m.

Barry Cross is an expert and thought leader in innovation, execution and operations strategy and an Assistant Professor, Operations Management and Technology at Smith School of Business, Queen's University.

He joined the Smith School of Business after nearly 20 years in the automotive and manufacturing sectors with Magna, Autosystems and DuPont, where he led many key strategic initiatives, including nearly 30 program launches in North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Barry speaks and consults widely in the areas of Lean, Innovation, Strategy, Projects and Execution, enabling organizations to create sustainable value for their customers. He is the bestselling author of three books, including Simple: Killing Complexity for a Lean and Agile Organization, and several Most Read articles.

Barry has a B.Sc. (Biology and Chemistry) from Waterloo University and an MBA from Queen’s University.

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