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.

DerekDerek Michelen
Operational Engineer

Derek is using his project management and operational engineering skills on multiple projects for Sustainable Productivity Solutions. Derek is from Guatemala and is using his Spanish skills to translate our seminar materials into Spanish. Derek has a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University and plays soccer and guitar.

MichelleMichelle Ebersole
Operational Engineer

Michelle focuses on simulation and data interpretation for Sustainable Productivity Solutions. She has been developing a field simulation model for farming. Michelle is excited about the possible applications of Industrial Engineering in the Farming and Healthcare industries. She has a degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and enjoys hiking.

David Hein
Client Advocate
Business Development and Retention


David has the newly created role of a Client Advocate. His Main responsibilities will be business development and retention. This includes gathering client feedback to help serve our clients better, notifying clients of future educational seminars, and spreading the word of Continuous Process Improvement culture with new clients. He has a B.A. degree in Anthropology from University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.A. degree from the University of San Francisco.