Mann served as a Shingo Prize Examiner and Assessor
For the Honda Lean Network. He was a member of the Saint Mary’s Healthcare Lean Transformation Advisory Board in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is an invited contributor to Frontiers of Health Services Management and has been a frequent contributor to and member of the editorial board of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence’s publication Target. He edited Target’s Single Point Lessons feature, and also served on the board of AME’s Great Lakes Region for 10 years. He was a faculty member in the Management Science program at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University.
Mann is an organizational psychologist, having earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1976. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife, who is a retired criminal prosecutor. They have two daughters.