Helen Forrest


  • Lean Manufacturing tools & techniques
  • Knowledge Management
  • Marketing Communications
Helen’s areas of expertise are in the tools and techniques of Lean Manufacturing, Knowledge Management and Marketing Communications.


Helen has a degree in Chemistry and a background in plant manufacturing. Prior to joining Innoval she worked as a Process Improvement Engineer specialising in the tools and techniques of Lean Manufacturing which she now employs in her work with our extrusion clients.

Alongside Gary Mahon, Helen developed Innoval’s unique approach to knowledge management: K-Maps and P-Maps. She now works with our clients to create and deliver tailor-made knowledge maps.

Helen is also responsible for the promotion of the company and its services, including our training courses, and she holds a Prof. Diploma in Marketing.

Blog posts by Helen

Alloy and Temper Designations

The fastest wheels on earth

Material Flow Analysis: a simple approach

6S is just cleaning up, isn’t it?

Why manufacturing needs Knowledge Management

Not just aluminium; optimising steel rolling

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