He is an international authority on Sustainability, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Accounting and Costing, ERP, Leadership, and Organization Change. If a client is using Lean, he helps them capitalize on that investment.
Gary is a prolific writer of professional courses for the AMA and the American Institute of CPAs (including courses on Triple Bottom Line Sustainability and Lean), plus several business books. His novel, The Squeeze, is the top selling business novel on sustainability. He is in demand worldwide as a speaker on Sustainability and Lean. He has held the positions as consulting manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and KPMG Peat Marwick, and as MIS Manager for Faultless Caster Corporation.
Gary is committed to sustainability as a way of operating every organization and as a way of life. He is adjunct in the George Fox MBA program, having taught operations management; community consulting; and organization systems and change. He earned his BA in management from the University of Oregon, his MBA in management from Michigan State, and his MTS degree in Leadership from Boston University. He also earned a degree in International Management from Nyenrode Business Universiteit in The Netherlands. He is certified as a Fellow in Production and Inventory Management, and in Integrated Resources Management by APICS, the Operations Management Association. He was the pastor of the Dundee (Oregon) United Methodist Church for 7 years.
Bill Bridgeman is a highly accomplished sales and business development professional with
a success-proven background in strategic sales leadership and business planning, professional services, and client and channel management in the business analytics, software, financial services, and high technology industries.
His background includes managing US and international sales teams, negotiating complex multimillion-dollar international sales and service agreements with Fortune 100 companies, the development and training of dealers, Value Added Resellers, strategic alliance networks, and the diplomatic and rapid resolution of completely proprietary business, legal, and regulatory issues. Bill’s career includes senior positions with JPMorgan Chase Bank, SAS Institute, Kronos, and Agency.com
Bill earned a MBA from Regis University, a dual BS in economics and business from Linfield College, and a professional certification in international business administration from the International Trade Institute of the US World Trade Center.
Ian has developed and facilitated a range of in-house manufacturing excellence programs. As founder of the South Australian Centre for Manufacturing’s™ College, he created a range of enterprise improvement programs in a public self-help™ workshop format.
Ian has been a board member and Vice President of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Australia region.
Jahn is creator of the Financial Dashboard, an at-a-glance financial reporting tool, which offers transparency of financial statement results using three bottom line metrics. The metrics are presented in the form of a fuel gauge, a tachometer and a speedometer. Jahn has trained nearly 1,000 CFO’s, Controllers and CPAs in over a dozen state CPA societies in the use of these tools.
Current and past clients include: Dana Corporation, Natural Logic, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, Rapid Refill, Inc., ZAP! Motors, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Adobe, Nike, Digital Sound, over a dozen state CPA Societies, City of Pasadena, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Teledyne Systems, and the City of Los Angeles – Mayor’s Office.
Jahn has over two decades of experience doing business development, collaborative leadership development, and facilitating strategic decision-making processes for businesses, communities, and non-profits. His passion is creating working and learning environments where everyone can contribute their talents by building shared language, images, and real-time co-written plans between different specialties and disciplines through all the reporting levels.