About Joseph Paris

Joseph Paris approaches human endeavor as an adventurer and explorer, forever seeking ways to improve the circumstances of others, always with empathy for their context and perspective, always considering their dreams and aspirations, their culture and conditions, their nostalgia and life experiences.

Joe is the founder of the Operational Excellence Society — a think tank for companies with the desire to achieve peak performance across their enterprise. The society now has thousands of members in chapters around the world.

He is the owner of the Operational Excellence LinkedIn Group (40,000 members) which welcomes open discussions and opportunities related to the improvement of human endeavor.

Paris is founder and CEO of XONITEK, an operations management consultancy specializing in Operational Excellence (leadership, culture change, and Lean Six Sigma). In consulting engagements, the firm creates a corporate environment where true transformational change is pervasive and innovation is embraced, an environment where sustainable results can be achieved, the human condition can be elevated, and significant company benefits can be realized.

Joe is a thought leader and prolific writer on the subject of Operational Excellence, highly valued for his ability to provide strategic analysis and tactical insight. He is sought by companies and academia to explore and address the challenges and opportunities of today and to illuminate and predict those of tomorrow.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board member, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering (SSIE) Department, Watson School of Engineering, Binghamton University
  • Board member, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Process Industries Division (PID)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Lean Management Journal
  • Active member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), New York City and Frankfurt, Germany.