World’s First “Bourbon & Thoroughbred Infused” Lean Management Training Certification Course

World’s First “Bourbon & Thoroughbred Infused” Lean Management Training Certification Course

Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2019) — Solarity Groups’ Lean Management Certification Course is set to kick off in April. This is a one-of-a-kind top-shelf Kentucky experience for those seeking career growth in quality management.

Join the Solarity team for two days of high-engagement training on Lean Management applied to behind-the-scenes experiences at not one but two authentic Kentucky horse farms and Bourbon distilleries as well as the iconic tourism destination The Kentucky Castle.

“This is the world’s first multi-day Bourbon and Thoroughbred training event,” said Tim Knittel, workshop leader and Kentucky Bourbon expert. “You can go anywhere for a Lean Management class, but you can’t match this!”

The training will be held April 22-23, 2019  with events occurring at the intimate Saxony Farm, Barrel House Distillery, historic James Pepper 1776 Distillery and Lane’s End Farm. Tickets for the event go on sale on Monday, February 11, 2019  and are $1,995.00 including all transportation and meals during the event as well as top-shelf Bourbon tastings. Tickets can be purchased at .

Lean Management is an approach to running an organization that encourages continuous improvement through small changes implemented systematically to increase quality and efficiency. Participants will receive a certificate in Lean  Management, a globally-recognized methodology in the field of quality management, and have the opportunity to apply it immediately.

Additional third-day excursions crafted by Rachel’s Bluegrass Experiences are available providing guests with unparalleled access to unique Kentucky destinations to satisfy individual interests.

Trainers and guides are the industry’s elite including:

  • Bud Ratliff, Founder of Solarity Group: After working with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, he established  Solarity in 2003 and has over twenty years of experience in the industry delivering high-quality training consulting locally, nationally, and internationally in diverse organization ranging from manufacturing, healthcare, technology, pharma, military, government, and higher education.
  • Glenn Thomas, PMP®, CSM for Solarity: An Executive Project Manager and Trainer. Glenn brings more than 30 years of demonstrated success in project and program management, strategic planning, systems analysis, process improvement, application development, and training; including nine years of specialized experience with domestic and international military research activities.
  • Rachel Crabtree, of Rachel’s Bluegrass Experiences: A large-scale event planner for the past 5 years, Rachel has grown to love Bourbon, horses and football and seeks to share that love with Kentucky’s visitors.
  • Tim Knittel, of Distilled Living: Formerly the Culinary Center Manager and later VIP hospitality manager for the Woodford Reserve Distillery, he is a Bourbon industry insider with over a decade of experience and teaches Bourbon Studies as Adjunct Professor at Midway University.

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