Bio: Patrick Maul is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a seasoned clinical laboratory consultant with an extensive background in laboratory management, cost management, and operational improvement, including Lean Sigma. Maul has specialty interests in outreach and marketing, transfusion medicine, informatics, histology, molecular diagnostics, microbiology nuclear medicine, emergency medicine, and medical technology programs. He uses his clinical expertise to guide clients through all aspects of laboratory operations redesign, optimization, and expense reduction. To enhance the development of expanding laboratories, he has successfully conducted programs of staff redesign, multi-hospital consolidation, and laboratory construction. He is a registered medical technologist, a Six Sigma Black Belt, a Lean leader, and an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Other professional affiliations include membership in the Clinical Laboratory Management Association and the American Association of Blood Banks. Hel has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and medical technology from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kent State University.