Business Startup:  David Larsen, the former Senior Director of Enterprise Lean at Welch Allyn, has started his own consulting business: Competitive Advantage Partners, LLC. He is focused on helping small to medium sized manufacturers and healthcare organizations improve their competitiveness through the application of lean business practices, by driving improvements in the “triple bottom line”: employee engagement, customer loyalty, and company growth and profitability. The combined focus on growth and profitability ensures that productivity improvements do not result in layoffs. He is also donating 10% of his time to helping non-profit organizations improve their effectiveness, so that our local communities are stronger.