Fred Stahl

Past President
Washington DC Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association

Initiated participation of labor counselors from embassies on Chapter Board of Governors.

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 analyses 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 performance analysis 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

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

“Lean Manufacturing Assess-ments of Factories in North America, Europe, and Asia” The Boeing Company 1997