About Us

The Voice of Top Operational Excellence Talent

This online magazine is for every executive who faces the daily challenge to get better results, more quickly than ever with less financial and human resources… all while grappling with the future of the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, automation, robotics, disruptors, innovation, cybersecurity, cloud technology, mobility, blockchain, emerging countries, specialization, knowledge engineering, interactive everything squarely and the plight of human capital.

We are MetaExperts. We’re the same as you, and we’re grappling with the same challenges. That is why we evolved from a consulting firm and online publication under the parent-company brand MetaOps, Inc. into an operational excellence on-demand top talent workforce called MetaExperts™. This online magazine is our voice: your voice and those of our MetaExperts™.

We write about what we know, and what we do–for you. MetaExperts™ are your extreme Operational Excellence (OpEx) talent on-deck consulting, training, and get-it-done partners. We’re a global network of OpEx deployment experts and resources for flexible, on-demand short-term contract or contract-to-hire needs. On short notice we join you and your team to architect and deploy transformations and OpEx initiatives including but not limited to:

  • Handling your peaks in demand for OpEx talent
  • Bringing you specific knowledge and technical expertise
  • Infusing distinct and innovative leadership to solve difficult problems quickly
  • Revitalizing stalled or troubled projects
  • Delivering best-in-class OpEx training to your people while simultaneously completing projects with them
  • Guiding your teams to standardization and best practices
  • Facilitating process re-engineering and organizational transformation

We are chief transformations architects, senior OpEx and subject matter experts, facilitators and analysts. We know that what we write and what we do makes what you do work better, deliver greater, and win over the challenges of business adaptivity at the speed of light.

Our Publishing Team

Kim Crabtree, Publisher
“Bringing to business inspiration to spark innovation and successful strategies implemented by others is my passion.” Crabtree is President of MetaOps Publishing and MetaOps, Inc. She has been publishing business to business information for over 25 years. Past publication experience: Business Insight Magazine, My Wedding Planner, KC Sheridan Life Manuals and other commissioned publications.
Ron Crabtree, Master Organization Transformation Architect & Managing Editor
Ron Crabtree, President of MetaOps, Inc., is an organizational transformation coach/trainer, operational excellence (OpEx) adjunct facilitator at Villanova University, Lean and Six Sigma (LSS) speaker, author and thought leader in business process improvement/re-engineering (BPI/BPR). He is a consultant to private industry and government agencies in supply chain management, design of experiments (DOE), statistical process control (SPC), advanced quality systems (AQS), program evaluation review technique (PERT), enterprise resource planning (ERP), demand flow, theory of constraints, organizational change management, and value stream/process mapping and management. Ron has a BA in Management and Organizational Development, is a Master LSS Black Belt, and is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Integrated Resource Management (CIRM), and Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) by American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
Len Goodman, Editor
Len Goodman is the Editor for Metaops Magazine. Mr. Goodman holds an MBA, is a certified business analyst and management consultant with over twenty years of experience across a wide range of industries. He has also been a Director of IT for Operations for AirTran Airlines as well as the owner and CEO for Hammell Corp.  He is the author of the book “How to Analyze the Small and Medium Size Enterprise”.
Joyce Peters, Graphic Designer
“Marketing materials create a first, and often, lasting impression of your company, it’s important to not only address the technical aspect of materials but the emotional aspect as well.” Joyce received an Associate of Science in Broadcasting from Salem College, Salem, West Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Journalism from Fairmont State College, Fairmont, West Virginia. Joyce has been expanding and growing her free-lance graphic design business since 2006 and now supports many for-profit and non-profit organizations across the United States.