Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering
IBM Chair Emeritus in Engineering Management
Phone: (213) 740 4892
Coordinator, Breakthrough Thinking
Group, MERIT Center Education
B. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1945, M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1946 and 1949, respectively.
(Industrial) Plant Industrial Engineer at Central Wisconsin Canneries, vice-president for general operations at Artcraft Manufacturing, board of directors for Intertherm Co., dozens of consulting assignments. (Academic) Instructor at Purdue, Professor and department chair at Washington University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and USC, served in five invited (four abroad) visiting professorships. (Professional) Three advisory boards in areas of planning and design methods and management, president of international Institute of Industrial Engineers, chair of four national conferences, over 800 lectures and keynote addresses, over 25 international and national awards, including election to the National Academy of Engineering, author of 14 books and over 225 articles.
- Study of methodologies and reasoning processes used by leading engineers, planners, designers, and other professionals who create new and restructure existing systems and solutions (products, operating procedures, organization structures, information flows, facilities, and so on in any type industry or sector of society). The purpose: synthesize teachable principles, questions, and action steps for use by those (approximately 92% of the population) who do not intuitively use them.
- Note to those considering application for one of my research assistantships: Because my research involves interviewing in organizations, financial support can be provided only to those who are fluent in English.
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