Manager of Application Development

Education / Degrees

  • B.I.E., Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981
  • M.S., Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Brigham Young University, 1989
  • Skills and Resources

    Lean Six Sigma - Black Belt

    Lean Six Sigma is a data-driven methodology for driving process and quality improvements. It drives variance and waste out of processes to enhance service, reduce costs and improve quality. This approach can be applied to any problem set, ranging from delivering a service, building a product or even improving a golf swing.

    Effective Data Integration for Decision Support Systems

    Big data can mean big problems. A sound model is the key to data integration and analysis. Learn the steps involved in such a model and how to use them to build a robust strategy.

    Engineering and Computer Science Careers

    This 45-minute presentation is targeted at middle and high school students interested in pursuing careers in engineering and computer science. It covers some of the different roles and job duties for engineering and computer science graduates. Attendees learn of pre-college study tracts, college degrees, hands-on learning opportunities and employment forecasts for related careers.

    Information Technology Worker Performance

    It has been said 20 percent of people within a given organization perform 80 percent of the work. Studies on IT worker productivity reveal there is as much as a tenfold difference in productivity from one worker to another. Factors affecting productivity include experience, personal traits and people skills. This presentation illustrates how specific behavioral traits are most important factor in achieving tenfold performance across your team.

    Performance Metrics and Benchmarking

    Performance Metrics and Benchmarking including reporting, metrics, dashboards, KPIs, and benchmarking.Performance Metrics and Benchmarking including reporting, metrics, dashboards, KPIs, and benchmarking.Performance Metrics and Benchmarking including reporting, metrics, dashboards, KPIs, and benchmarking.Performance Metrics and Benchmarking including reporting, metrics, dashboards, KPIs, and benchmarking.Performance Metrics and Benchmarking including reporting, metrics, dashboards, KPIs, and benchmarking.

    Supply Chain Engineering

    Freighter loads of containerized freight arrive from Asia at port at Long Beach. From unloading the containers to storage to transport to stores and, finally, sale to the customer, there are hundreds of touch points. These involve trains, trucks, lift trucks and hand trucks and multiple repacking steps. Each link in the supply chain is an opportunity to reduce cost and product lead time. Proper modeling, simulation and other techniques can be applied to streamline and improve almost any supply chain.

    The Lost Art of Cost Reduction

    An effective cost-reduction program is essential to a growing a competitive business, whether it be a service or distribution company or a manufacturing firm. Those who do not reduce costs by 10 percent a year could fall prey to competitive market forces. Dollar for dollar, resources applied to cost-reduction have a much higher impact on profit than resources directed towards marketing. A cut of $ 1 million in sales may translate into only $10,000 in profit, while $1 million in cost reduction will generate a $1 million increase in profit.

  • Other Information

    Research Interests

    Semiconductor Manufacturing