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Angel Sanchez, Jr

Phenix Technology, Inc.
Director of Global Operations
Riverside, CA
Angel Sanchez, Jr. is an energetic and effective leader whose experiences range from being Vice President of a Fortune 50 company to the leader of a rapidly growing, small family business. A business and social entrepreneur, he brings decades of experience in developing effective organizations. He is currently the Director of Global Operations for Phenix Technology, Inc., a popular and successful firefighter and first responder helmet manufacturer located in Riverside, California. With over 95 distributors in 20 countries, the company is a well-respected industry leader and has been recognized as a Spirit of the Entrepreneur finalist in 2014, U.S. SBA Exporter of the Year in 2015, winner of the Innovation in Marketing award in 2016, and recipient of the 2018 Presidential Excellence in Exporting award presented by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Angel is a passionate student of Lean who has traveled throughout the United States, Germany, and Japan to learn from some of the greatest Lean thinkers. He is a true believer of people centric Lean and has helped lead his organization to exponential growth in sales and profitability while developing an incredible team culture . A lifelong Riverside resident, he is committed to developing leaders and helping small businesses succeed. He has served as an industry expert for several statewide initiatives, led a small business advisory group for the U.S. SBA, and established a Lean Business development group with members from throughout the nation. A well regarded speaker, he has shared his Lean journey with audiences in the United States, Asia, and Europe. As a result of the company's success, Phenix Technology, Inc. provides weekly tours for organizations including major technology, manufacturing, and service companies, schools, and government agencies.