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Douglas F. Carlberg
Chairman & CEO
M2 Global, Inc.

Chairman and CEO of M2 Global Manufacturing and M2 Global Solutions, he has over 30 years of experience in operations management in the electronics, telecommunications, and defense industries.  His background includes more than 15 years of executive leadership with profit/loss responsibility for leading high-technology commercial and defense firms.  His areas of expertise include directing all lean manufacturing aspects of product development, production, supply-chain management, sales, and service.  The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in manufacturing, he serves as president of the Southwest Region of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

M. Paul Carlberg
Vice President, Sales
Après Systems

Vice President of Sales at Après Systems, developers of etfile document management, he has over 15 years of experience in management, customer service, sales and marketing, Web development, project management, and computer operations.  With strong leadership, analytical, and negotiation abilities, he is adept at troubleshooting and proficient at developing and managing automated financial information systems.   He has a broad range of technical and computer skills and is regarded as a skilled professional at developing innovative customer service improvements to enhance bottom-line performance.

Patti K. Meisetschleager
Chief Financial Officer
M2 Global, Inc.

Chief financial officer of M2 Global, Inc., she has over 25 years of experience in finance and cash management in industry and banking.  She is proficient at developing and implementing banking and cash management operations for large corporations, including directing multimillion-dollar negotiations and managing relationships with hundreds of banks.  Her extensive experience with major U.S. banks includes integrating cash management operations for three acquisitions and one merger.

John H. Puckett
Visions of Excellence

Founder and president of Visions of Excellence (a consulting firm specializing in coaching companies in the transition to lean manufacturing), he has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing.  His areas of expertise include industrial engineering, program management, production operations, material management, and executive management operations.  He is proficient at business development, team-based manufacturing, lean manufacturing, and supply chain management.  His experience in lean manufacturing includes training and facilitation in production demand flow, Kaizen process improvement, process improvement tools, and statistical process control tools and methods.

Larry G. Anderson
Principal & Owner
Anderson & Associates

Principal of Anderson and Associates, he is a senior management and training professional with over 30 years of management, training, and engineering experience.  He has a strong lean manufacturing and Manufacturing Resource Planning improvement background that includes a variety of functional experience.  A people-oriented leader with a bottom-line focus, he possesses exceptional motivational skills and is known for transforming companies into world-class organizations.  He serves as an examiner for the Shingo Price for Excellence in Manufacturing and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence.

John Banse
Executive VP & COO
Steele Technologies, Inc.

Executive vice president and chief operating officer of Steele Technologies, he has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management in high-technology industries including telecommunications, wireless location systems, digital recording systems, computer hardware, and power mobility products.  He has a history of success in domestic and global business development, high-level negotiations, managing multi-site operations, leading multi-function teams, and developing systems and strategies for manufacturing operations and engineering, supply chain, and quality improvement.

Bob Cartwright
Intelligent Compensation

Founder and president of Intelligent Compensation (a human resources compensation consulting firm), he has over 20 years of diverse experience in all areas of compensation and human resource management.  A certified Senior Professional of Human Resources, his areas of expertise include executive and team-based compensation strategies, expatriate compensation, performance management systems, employment relations, strategic planning, personnel policy development, succession planning, litigation services, and Defense Contracting Compensation Systems Compliance strategies.

Jean Cunningham
Principal & Owner
Lean Accounting and Business Strategy

Owner and principal of Lean Accounting and Business Strategy, she is a management consultant with over 16 years of experience applying lean concepts to a variety of organizations.  Co-author of two books, Real Numbers: Management Accounting in a Lean Organization, and Simpler, Faster: Systems Strategy for Lean IT, she received the Shingo Prize for Research in 2004.  Her areas of expertise include business strategy development, process improvement, and growth and acquisition planning.

James Cupello, Ph.D.

A research scientist and quality management expert, he has a 30-year history of maximizing quality and productivity in industry, government, and academia.   His areas of expertise include strategic planning, Six Sigma, market research, research and development, and new product development.  A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he was among the first to apply quality improvement processes in the area of new product development.  He has held leadership positions in a wide range of fields including aerospace, banking, and biophysics.  He holds a Ph.D. in radiation biophysics from the University of Kansas.

R. Tim Dickinson, Ph.D.
Dickinson Engineering

Owner and president of Dickinson Engineering consulting firm, he has an extensive history in engineering and manufacturing technology, including over 15 years of executive experience.  He is proficient at assisting manufacturing senior management with cost and lead time reduction projects, and he has a solid history of helping supply chain managers achieve substantial improvements in productivity.   His areas of expertise include process technology development and the application of lean and Six Sigma manufacturing techniques.  He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas.

Anthony L. Edridge, Ph. D.

A senior scientist with over 30 years of experience in engineering, quality, and project management in the telecommunications, electronics, aerospace, and defense fields, his background includes 13 years of research and development achievements.  His problem-solving abilities have led to significant financial gains for numerous companies.  At M2 Global Technology, he provided leadership to the engineering team, achieving a 50 percent reduction in new product introduction cycle time that was a major factor in increasing M2 Global's product market share.  He holds a Ph.D. in microwave physics from the University of Surrey, England.

James N. Edwards
Principal & Owner
River Oaks Resources

Principal and owner of River Oaks Resources management consulting firm, he is a Certified Management Consultant with over 30 years of experience.  He specializes in manufacturing consulting with an emphasis on business process re-engineering, just-in-time manufacturing, lean manufacturing, and manufacturing control systems.  His areas of expertise include overall business planning, manufacturing resource planning, enterprise resource planning, and distribution systems.  He has a strong history of achieving dramatic reductions in lead time and work-in-process inventory, with significant gains in productivity and quality.

Isaac K. Fokuo Jr.

Founder and principal of the BOTHO Group of companies, he has over 12 years of experience in internatinal business development, finance, change and project management, supply-chain management, and business development.  His areas of expertise include corporate due diligence and governance, business development, process design and implementation, political and economic risk analysis, and Islamic finance.  He is a sought-after speaker on topics such as emerging market opportunities, corporate governance, strategic philanthropy, and operations management.

Adrian Guardia, Ph.D., SPHR

President and principal consultant for Applied Group Dynamics, he has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources.  His expertise spans diverse fields including financial services, electronics manufacturing, soft drink bottling, and high-end retailing.  His career assignments have included nationally recognized firms such as JPMorgan Chase, Harris Corporation, Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, and Federated Department Stores.  He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Robert K. Hall

A manufacturing executive with over 15 years of multi-site management and profit and loss experience (including five years at the vice-president level), he has an extensive background in lean manufacturing.  As a lean manufacturing improvement consultant, he has markedly increased profits and efficiency for numerous companies in diverse industries including automotive manufacturing, mining equipment, construction equipment, steel production, industrial products, medical devices, communications, information technology, and various consumer products.

Christopher James

Principal of James Financial Consulting, he is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience in fast-paced, high technology manufacturing environments.  His areas of expertise include cost accounting, general accounting, and financial planning.  He is proficient at developing accurate financial models and markedly improving planning, reporting, and forecasting processes.  With superior organizational skills, he is adept at successfully managing financial operations throughout challenging periods.

Gyula Kovacs, Ph. D.

Quality engineer and project manager for M2 Global Technology, he has over 30 years of experience in industry and academia, including 15 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management and commercial, military, and aerospace product and component and chemical compounds manufacturing.  An expert in managing quality systems operations in a Lean Manufacturing environment, he successfully led two companies in achieving ISO 9001:9004 compliance and certification.  His areas of expertise include ISO/QS/AS 9000, GMP, OSHA, ASTM, ASME codes, Kaizen, Poka-Yoke, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Statistical Process Control, and auditing.

Claudio S. Mariotta

An accomplished executive, he has over 35 years of domestic and international experience in general management, operations, new product development, manufacturing, and quality management.  His achievements include managing joint development of products with AT&T and a startup company, developing an offshore software contractor, completing technical due diligence for acquisitions and equity investments, obtaining ISO 9001 certification, attaining dramatic improvements in operational efficiency and cost reduction, and playing a key role in redesigning the first digital radio.

Don F. Pankey

An expert in quality evaluation and improvement, he has over 30 years of management experience in manufacturing and quality control at major corporations in industries such as communications, electronics, and utilities.  He has a solid history of developing and implementing quality and customer satisfaction improvement strategies that lead to substantial increases in sales and profits.  He has served as examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and senior examiner for the State of Florida Governor's Sterling Award.

Alexi Paulina

Principal of Skillful Scribe, a writing and editing service, she has over 20 years of experience in diverse industries including biotechnology, information technology, telecommunications, electronics, manufacturing, and defense.   Her skills include writing and editing a wide variety of written material including news releases and articles, technical documents and manuals, website content, brochures, resumes, biographies, correspondence, and presentations.  She has written numerous articles for various publications, and also prepared the applications that enabled a Fortune 500 company to win several awards.

James W. Randle, Jr.

A senior management professional with over 30 years of experience in both corporate and educational environments, his areas of expertise include supplier development, supply chain management, sourcing, education, training, strategic planning, program management, team building, supplier and customer relations, communication, and customer satisfaction.   He is proficient at developing, implementing, and presenting innovative and effective training programs in a variety of fields.  In his 23-year career at Lockheed Martin, he received numerous awards and recognitions.

Wayne A. Richie

A Certified Quality Engineer (American Society for Quality), he has over 20 years of experience in electronics, manufacturing, quality improvement, telecommunications, and computer systems.  His areas of expertise include electronics test technology, quality engineering, and team-based management.  He is proficient at achieving process and product enhancements by using quality improvement and management tools such as statistical process control, benchmarking, Kaizen techniques, and Six Sigma.

John A. Saathoff

A manufacturing productivity expert, he has over 30 years of experience helping businesses achieve substantial increases in productivity and profit.  He has served as a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies and is proficient at improving the bottom line of medium to large-sized organizations by identifying and implementing the techniques of lean thinking and the solutions of constraints management.  His areas of expertise include all aspects of lean manufacturing, Kaizen process improvement, and just-in-time manufacturing.  His experience is international in scope, covering Europe and the Far East as well as the United States.

Dan L. Shunk, Ph. D.
Technology Programs Director
Arizona State University

Director of Technology Programs at Arizona State University, he has over 25 years of experience in the field.   Presently he is working with major electronics companies as the principal investigator on a $1.5M project, developing a strategy and achieving a reduction of times and costs by 20 to 80 percent.  In addition, he is pursuing research into global new product development, model-based enterprises, and global supply chain.  His educational background includes a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Purdue University.  His latest book is Integrated Process Design and Development.

Kaye Don Treese, Ph. D.
Principal & Owner
Treese & Associates

Owner and principal consultant of Treese & Associates of Tucson, Arizona, he has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing technology and engineering management.   He has successfully performed consulting projects in industrial engineering, manufacturing technology, and factory modernization for over 40 major clients covering a wide range of technologies.  His educational background includes a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Beverly Hills, California.

Archie A. Wohlfahrt
Director, Business Development
M2 Global Technology, Ltd.

Senior director of business development for M2 Global Technology, he has over 25 years of experience in technology-related manufacturing.  His areas of expertise include product development, strategic business improvement, business process re-engineering, just-in-time manufacturing, lean manufacturing, Kaizen process improvement, and team-based management.  He has a strong history of developing and implementing highly successful business improvement initiatives, including a new product introduction process that reduced product development time by 60 percent.

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