Adjunct Faculty, MIB Trieste School of Management
Elena Bortolan has been involved since 1997 in a diverse and
varied number of activities focused on lean enterprise concepts and
practices. She has gained an important experience in running
and transforming traditional companies, both in manufacturing and
service sectors into lean enterprises.
She has been a consultant since 2001. Previously she was
assistant Production Manager and later becoming Production manager
for an electronic company. From May 2000 she was responsible for
starting a new factory in Slovakia, a lean facility designed for
the production of electronic boards (Contract Electronic
With the consulting firm J.L. Larco & Associates, Inc. she
has introduced Lean Enterprise concepts in a number of companies in
Italy, Mexico, Canada, Romania, Poland, UK, USA, Australia,
Slovakia, Germany and Malta.
Ms. Bortolan is a graduate of the University of Padova (Italy)
with a degree in Industrial Engineering and in 2004 obtained her
MBA from University of Bologna, Italy. Elena speaks Italian,
English and Spanish. She lives in Italy.