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Tim Costello

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Tim Costello has been a pioneer his entire career. As the Technology Planning Manager for Advanced Vehicle Engineering at General Motors, Tim oversaw the launch of the first modern electric vehicle, the EV1. As VP of Global Operations at Applied Material (the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor equipment), he drove the transformation of the semiconductor industry’s manufacturing systems from a craft system to a lean, flow production system. Tim then founded the homebuilding industry’s technology consortium, BHI. For 22 years, Tim led BHI and the homebuilding industry’s digital transformation. BHI was the market leader in digital customer acquisition and experience, serving over 1,300 builders which built over 60% of the homes in the U.S.. Tim retired from BHI in 2022, but stays connected by sitting on the boards of several technology companies. Tim was inducted into the Shingo Prize Hall of Fame for his work in lean process transformation and is a sought-after speaker who challenges traditional thinking and the status quo.

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