SPS Team

Khaled Mabrouk photo - 121312Khaled Mabrouk
Founder and President

Khaled Mabrouk is an Operational Improvement specialist with 30 years experience. He helps companies reduce their operating costs and increase their process capability & flexibility through implementation of productivity tools and development of continuous process improvement culture. Khaled has been the catalyst for operational improvement and design success stories at dozens of organizations across the U.S. in the Produce Farming, Manufacturing, High Tech, and Railroad industries. READ MORE


Katy Griffin
Senior Operational Engineer

Katy has been interested in improving efficiency in the consumable food industry since she was a kid. Her first job in engineering involved working as a summer intern in Watsonville, CA for one of the area’s largest fresh produce companies.  Today, Katy is leading Continuous Process Improvement efforts and working with our client’s frontline teams. She is also re-engineering processes for them.  Prior to joining Sustainable Productivity Solutions, Katy worked on modeling, simulation, and analysis projects in the Air Traffic Management industry.  Katy has a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University and enjoys going to the beach with her family.


Daniel Bruhn
Operational Engineer

Daniel is an optimization enthusiast. He has been improving processes in diverse fields (health services, manufacturing and agriculture). Daniel was also a top-3 finalist in the student simulation competition in 2016, amongst over 80 universities throughout the globe. He did this by creating a simulation of a complex supply chain and using experimentation to reduce costs of a real-life case study. He enjoys improving processes by decreasing lead times and improving quality. He has a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University, and enjoys playing soccer.


Brian Jacob
Senior Operational Engineer

Brian joins Sustainable Productivity Solutions  after 30 year career in the consumer package goods industry.  Brian began his career as a first line supervisor, but has spend most of his career in a corporate industrial engineering role with responsibility for improving production yield and executing packaging improvement studies.  His last 10 years where spent on facility layout and network design project.  This role evolved into a network optimization role within the logistics department.  Brian has a BSIE from the Ohio State University, and a MSIE from Western Michigan University.