Author, 2003 to now
My book Worker Leadership is about innovative labor management that creates spectacular improvements in industrial productivity, job satisfaction and global competitiveness.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000–2003
Executive Director, Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI)
Visiting Scientist, AeroAstro Department
LAI is a $4M/year research project sponsored by a consortium of government, industry, labor unions and universities to reduce production costs and improve quality of aerospace systems .
The Boeing Company, 1981 to 1999
Director, Manufacturing Transition
Led benchmarking of world's best factories. Result was a Lean Manufacturing Assessment system to guide improving factory efficiency, labor productivity, cycle time and quality.
Boeing Chief Scientist, Europe
Boeing liaison to NATO HQ. Technical liaison to UK, German and French government aerospace R&D agencies, ministries of defense and aerospace contractors.
Director, Washington Studies & Engineering Analysis
Led team supporting U.S. Government agencies with system analysis of requirements for aerospace systems.
Executive, Phantom Works
Led operations analysis of advanced military aircraft and technologies. Developed company-wide model of life-cycle costs. Authored pivotal study: “Why airplanes cost so much”
Prior to 1981: Institute for Defense Analyses and
Other Think Tanks in Washington, DC
Led operations assessments of military systems for U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
University of Munich Undergraduate
Wayne State University BA Mathematics
University of Missouri MA Computer Science
George Mason University Economics
Arlington, Virginia mobile 202-368-8273 email@example.com
WORKER LEADERSHIP: America’s Secret Weapon in t he Battle for Industrial Competitiveness (MIT Press, 2013) Summary and Reviews
LEAN ENTERPRISE VALUE (Palgrave, 2002) Amazon Page
Managing for Productivity in the 21st Century
Perspectives on Work 2015 Management Excellence Issue
The Rise and Fall of the East German Aircraft industry: Secrets of East Germany’s Airliner Air&Space Smithsonian March 1996
“Lean Manufacturing Assess-ments of Factories in North America, Europe, and Asia” The Boeing Company 1997