Newpark Resources 
Intermediate level

Games that engage

Using games to communicate rich lean truths


Deep Dive Session
Wednesday, Nov. 6 Location Code
9:30am-12:00pm Acapulco, West Tower, Ballroom Level WS/24

In this highly interactive session, attendees will participate in abbreviated sessions of games designed to deliver tactile experience with complex or deep lean and six sigma topics such as complexity, flow, changeover and standardized work. Games and ideas will be shared and explored to help attendees understand the tools to generate games oriented around their own particular environments and needs.


Newpark Resources is a global oilfield and adjacent markets services provider focusing on fluids, mats and minerals. The product lines support the service business which includes testing, engineering, logistics and solutions associated with the oil/gas and utility markets. Newpark is a customer-centric company that is rapidly developing in the lean and six sigma competencies.

Presenters: Joel Hugghins / Joshua Schwieger

Joel Hugghins is director of engineering at Newpark Resources. He has been an engineering and continuous improvement professional for over two decades, focusing on product and process development for a wide array of industries. He is a certified Silver Lean Sensei, project management professional, SME manufacturing engineer, and licensed professional engineer. 

Joshua Schwieger is the continuous improvement manager at Newpark Resources. A distinguished change agent, he is a talented mentor and instructor who grew from the ranks of supply chain management. He currently focuses on developing talent within the company, assisting others pursuing certification, and deployment of visual management techniques globally.