Mark is Director of Advanced Lean Enterprise and has additional responsibilities as Chief Information Officer, Phantom Works. His ALE organization has enterprise-wide responsibility for the development of common engineering tools that enable breakthrough levels of improvement in cost, cycle time, and quality. As CIO, Mark is the single Boeing interface between the enterprise Information Technology organization and Phantom Works. He reports to the President of Phantom Works and is a member of the Enterprise Engineering Process Council.
Ananth Iyer is Professor of operations management at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He is the President of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, the largest society within INFORMS. Professor Iyer received his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech, his Masters from Syracuse University and his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He was named a University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University in 1999. Prior to his current position, Professor Iyer was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Manager, Global PLM Strategy, IBM
Kurt Kovacic is a veteran IBMer with over 20 years of experience as a manufacturing engineer, systems engineer and international marketing manager. He has held several positions in IBM's sales & distribution division primarily focused in the manufacturing and process industries.
Craig L. Miller is a professor and a Purdue University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Bowling Green State University and his doctorate from The Ohio State University. Dr. Miller's primary professional responsibility is undergraduate and graduate instruction in engineering and technical graphics. He has been involved in industry/educational partnerships between the School of Technology at Purdue University and several different industries, primarily in instructional media design and training in product lifecycle management technologies.
Professor Moskowitz is the Director of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises and the Lewis B. Cullman Distinguished Professor of Manufacturing Management. His main teaching interests are management science and quantitative methods. His current research interests are in manufacturing and technology management, quality improvement, judgment and decision making, and expert systems applied to these areas. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 reference journal articles and four textbooks which include: An Experiential Approach to Management Science: Statistics, Mathematical Programming, and Decision Theory Applied to Management Problems (Waveland Press, 1975, 1977); Operations Research Techniques for Management (Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979); Statistics for Management and Economics Research (Merrill, 1985); and a prize paper award for "R & D Manager's Choices of Development Policies in Simulated R & D Environments," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 19:1 (February 1972).
Professor Plante's research interests include the development of state-of-the-art statistical quality control and improvement models and procedures for contemporary and futuristic manufacturing systems. His efforts have focused on the following classes of problems: (1) robust product/process design, (2) screening procedures for process control and improvement, (3) statistical/process/dynamic process control models, and (4) specialized process improvement problems.
Cliff Wojtalewicz is Director of Engagement for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) and has additional responsibilities as Managing Director for the Purdue Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center of Excellence.
Cliff has the responsibility for coordinating all CAM engagement opportunities with industry, governmental agencies and academia. In the capacity of PLM Center of Excellence Managing Director, he is responsible for the detailed planning, scheduling, management and status reporting for all assigned PLM-related programs and projects. He reports to the director of CAM and to the three co-directors of the PLM Center of Excellence.