Biographies of Contributing Authors
NANCY L. BADORE is manager of management and organization planning on the Employee Relations Staff, Ford Motor Company. She is responsible for corporate recruiting and placement, planning and monitoring the company's management development system, and overseeing the organization planning of Ford. Dr. Badore was one of four women profiled in Sally Helgeson's book The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Boston College.
JOHN R. H. BLACK is a technology planning associate at the Aluminum Company of America. Since joining Alcoa in 1985, he has been involved in planning and plant operations analysis across the gamut of integrated businesses of the company. Before 1985 he did consulting work in Boston in metals and minerals market analysis and forecasting. He received his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completing a Ph.D. in materials engineering in 1980.
H. KENT BOWEN is Ford Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As codirector of MIT's Leaders for Manufacturing Program, he guides a research and education program developing the fundamentals for “big-M” manufacturing. His past research included studies of advanced materials and materials processing. He received his B.S. degree in ceramic engineering from the University of Utah and his Ph.D.
degree from MIT. Dr. Bowen is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
W. DALE COMPTON is the Lillian M. Gilbreth Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Compton is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and was the first senior fellow at the NAE. He was vice president for research at the Ford Motor Company. Before joining the Ford Motor Company, Dr. Compton was a professor of physics and director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. He holds degrees in physics from Wabash College (B.A.), the University of Oklahoma (M.S.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.).
HARRY E. COOK is the Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and director of the Manufacturing Research Center for both the Chicago and the Urbana-Champaign campuses of the university. Dr. Cook, whose research area is lead time reduction and competitiveness theory, has more than 17 years of experience in the automobile industry. He was general manager of scientific affairs at Chrysler Corporation before joining the University of Illinois in June 1990. Dr. Cook is a fellow of the American Society for Metals and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
ARNOLDO R. CRUZ is manager of technology planning for the Aluminum Company of America. Mr. Cruz joined Alcoa in 1971 as a chemical engineer in Point Comfort, Texas, and has served as production supervisor, production superintendent, and alumina process superintendent while in Point Comfort. Mr. Cruz holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Ohio University and an M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.
MICHELLE D. DUNLAP is an internal consultant in new products reliability and operations quality for Cummins Engine Company. She is responsible for statistical and reliability analysis for all on- and off-high-way diesel engines and engine component groups. She received her B.A. in mathematics from Indiana University and her M.S. in industrial engineering from Purdue University.
HAROLD E. EDMONDSON is vice president of manufacturing for the Hewlett-Packard Company. He has been with HP for 36 years and has held a number of management positions in manufacturing, marketing, and general management. Before taking his current job, he was general manager of the Microwave and Communications Group. Mr. Edmondson is a lecturer
in the Sloan Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
EDEN S. FISHER is a technology planning specialist for the Aluminum Company of America. She has been involved in the development and implementation of business analysis, technology planning, and quality management tools at Alcoa since 1984. Before joining Alcoa, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She holds an A.B. degree in chemistry from Princeton University and a Ph.D. degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
PHILIP A. FISHER founded his own business of Fisher & Company in 1931. For the past 45 years, he has focused solely on finding special growth stocks and staying with them as long as they continued to grow substantially more than industry as a whole. Management superiority has become an area of increasing emphasis in these selections. In 1958 he summarized the methods he used in selecting investments together with the investment policies he follows in handling these funds in a book entitled Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits. This book has run to some 10 printings in three editions and is believed to be the first book on common stock investing ever to have made the New York Times best-seller list. In the 1960s he twice taught the senior class in investments at the Stanford Business School and has frequently been a guest lecturer there since. He graduated from Stanford University and spent one year in their Graduate School of Business.
JOHN E. GIBSON is the Commonwealth Distinguished Professor of Systems Management at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is past dean of engineering at two universities. His current research is in manufacturing strategy and management and in total quality leadership, and his most recent book is titled Modern Management of the High Technology Enterprise (Prentice-Hall, 1990). Dr. Gibson received his Ph.D. from Yale University.
WILLIAM C. HANSON is vice president for logistics at the Digital Equipment Corporation, where his role is to integrate the extended Digital enterprise across the value chains that link engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, customers, and suppliers. Before moving to his current position, he was vice president of manufacturing. He is a member of the governing board of directors of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Leaders for Manufacturing Program and a member of the board of directors of Carnegie Group Incorporated, a leading software and artificial intelligence applica-
tion organization. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University.
JOSEPH A. HEIM is the J. Herbert Hollomon Fellow at the National Academy of Engineering. He has worked as a systems engineer for 15 years, concentrating on research, design, and development of hardware and software systems that integrate manufacturing and management functions. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a master of engineering degree in computer science from the University of Louisville, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Purdue University.
DAN C. KRUPKA has been with AT&T Bell Laboratories since 1967 and is currently head of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department. His department works with AT&T's factories to improve their manufacturing operations. Dr. Krupka has a bachelor of engineering degree in engineering physics from McGill University, a Ph.D. in experimental physics from Cornell University, and an advanced professional certificate in economics from New York University.
JAMES F. LARDNER recently retired from Deere & Company as vice president of tractor and component operations. During his 44 years with Deere, he held a wide variety of engineering and manufacturing assignments in both domestic and foreign operations. These involved the design, construction, and start-up of new facilities and the management of factories and design groups in both domestic and overseas divisions. In the last 15 years, he led the corporate effort to reintegrate manufacturing in the Deere organization and to identify and promote the effective use of computer-based tools in design and manufacturing. He has a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University. Mr. Lardner is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is currently chairman of the National Research Council's Manufacturing Studies Board.
JOHN D. C. LITTLE is Institute Professor and Professor of Management Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has done research in queueing theory, mathematical programming, traffic signal synchronization, marketing, and decision support systems. He received an S.B. degree in physics and a Ph.D. in operations research, both from MIT.
DAVID B. MARSING is a plant manager at Intel Corporation. He manages the Albuquerque, New Mexico, facility that produces all of the 80486 and most of the 80386 microprocessors. He has been with Intel for 10 years and has been director of factory automation as well as manager of Intel's facility in Livermore, California. He has a B.S. degree in physics
from the University of Oregon, where he also did graduate studies in physics and business.
JOE H. MIZE is Regents Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University, where he is also the director of the Center for Computer Integrated Manufacturing. His major interests are strategic planning for advanced manufacturing systems, design of integrated manufacturing systems, and the design of object-oriented modeling environments for the simulation of complex systems. Dr. Mize is a former president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Purdue University.
MARYALICE NEWBORN recently started a consulting firm, Corporate Strategies International, Ltd. From 1981 to 1991 she worked for the Aluminum Company of America in areas of fundamental research, advanced manufacturing strategy, technology planning, and corporate strategy. Before that, she worked for Westinghouse as a project manager for naval nuclear contracts. Ms. Newborn holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Marquette University, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from Duquesne University, and has done graduate work in computer science from National Technological University.
EILEEN M. PERETIC is information strategy director for the Aluminum Company of America, where she is responsible for directing the development of an information policy and implementation plan for Alcoa. Mrs. Peretic joined Alcoa in 1979 and has served as a management information systems analyst, R&D computing analyst, and technology planning specialist. She holds a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
A. ALAN B. PRITSKER is chairman of Pritsker Corporation. He has been actively involved in the development of modeling and simulation languages while employed at Battelle Memorial Institute, Arizona State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Purdue University. He has published more than 100 technical papers and 9 books on industrial engineering. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. degree from the Ohio State University. Dr. Pritsker is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
JAMES J. SOLBERG is director of the Engineering Research Center for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and a professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University. His research interests include stochastic pro-
cesses, mathematical modeling, and manufacturing systems. He received a B.A. degree from Harvard College in mathematics and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Solherg is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
G. KEITH TURNBULL is vice president of technology planning for the Aluminum Company of America. Dr. Turnbull joined Alcoa in 1962 as a research engineer in the castings and forgings division of the Cleveland Works. His experience in Alcoa includes both technical and management positions at Alcoa's Cleveland Works and at Alcoa Laboratories and Alcoa headquarters in Pittsburgh before being named to his present position in 1986. Dr. Turnbull holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in metallurgical engineering, and has a Ph.D. in physical metallurgy from Case Western Reserve University.
ALBERTUS D. WELLIVER is senior vice president for engineering and technology at The Boeing Company. He has conducted extensive research into all aspects of aircraft propulsion systems and worked on the development of the Boeing 747 propulsion systems installation as well as the CX, SST, supersonic tactical aircraft, and other programs. Before joining Boeing, he worked at the Research Division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and completed the Stanford University Executive Business Program. Mr. Welliver is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
RICHARD C. WILSON is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Since retiring from teaching and research in manufacturing planning and facility design, he has been active as a consultant and now a jazz trombonist in the Ann Arbor area.