A Smith-Midland team member that everyone enjoys working with is VaughnCarl Gardner. Vaughn has been in the precast concrete industry for three years. In this short period, Vaughn has managed to take numerous professional development courses to expand his knowledge of precast. Vaughn has shared this knowledge with his co-workers through small improvements that have greatly impacted the work flow process. As a student of LEAN, Vaughn advocates for LEAN principles in the Quality Control department where he works. Vaughn has streamlined several processes and standardized work tables to capture the current status and highlight opportunities. Vaughn has digitalized inspection sheets which allow the company to provide the customers with detailed records faster. He has set-up several finishing stations at each production exit and created visual boards in the lab that are continuously updated.