Executive Leadership


Robert Martichenko – Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Robert O. Martichenko is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LeanCor Supply Chain Group. LeanCor Supply Chain Group is a trusted supply-chain partner with a mission to advance the world’s supply chains.  Robert is an industry thought leader and has spent over 25 years learning and implementing lean and operational excellence with a focus on end-to-end supply chain management across a wide array of industries.

As a professional speaker, Robert addresses topics such as lean, operations management, and leadership.  He participates and volunteers on multiple advisory boards and educational institutions.

Robert has written several business books, most recently, Discovering Hidden Profit. His other books include two Shingo Research award-winning books:  People: A leader’s day-to-day guide to building, managing, and sustaining lean organizations and Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream.  Additionally, Robert is the author of Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade and Lean Six Sigma Logistics.  His debut novel, Drift and Hum, has won multiple awards including the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Winner Award for Best First Book-Fiction.

He has received numerous prominent industry awards, most notably, the Distinguished Service Award by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the highest recognition achievable for professionals in the supply chain industry.

Robert complements his professional experience with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, an MBA in Finance, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.  He was born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, and he and his family have lived in the United States for the past two decades.

Matt Melrose – Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Matt is responsible for leading Logistics Operations, Facilities, HR, Safety, Finance, and IT. Overseeing the operational implementation of sustainable lean processes within our customer’s supply chains, Matt ensures LeanCor’s solutions support purpose, people, and process in order for customers to achieve their organizational goals.  With Matt’s leadership, LeanCor is able to leverage its capabilities and team members across all business services to deliver superior customer value. He also leads the development of world class technology to provide optimal supply chain solutions to our customers and their channel partners.

Matt’s supply chain and logistics experience includes designing and implementing lean logistics solutions to support North American operations, leading specialized projects to improve operational efficiency, developing supply chain strategies to support new product implementation, and designing and managing cross-dock and sequencing facilities. His previous roles include various project and operational management positions at companies such as Ryder Logistics and Transfreight.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain and Marketing and is a certified Lean Supply Chain Professional.