About Me

I am General Manager of the IntegraCore operations in Atlanta.  I have been an entrepreneur since 2001 when I left General Motors.  This is my personal blog. It is focused on “continuous improvement.” My mission is to promote continuous improvement because it leads to personal empowerment, stronger companies, and stronger families.  In my quest to build a lean organization and to become a lean leader, a key component of building a lean organization is to share the learning.  This blog serves as my tool to share my lessons learned both internal and external to my organization.

I write on leadership, entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management (my industry), and productivity. On occasion, I write about stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories.

My goal is to create highly valuable content that can motivate others to continuously work at improving their personal and professional lives.  If you are dedicated to continuously improving yourself, your company, and your family; then this is the blog for you.

I typically post once a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe.

I hope to answer

Here are some of the questions I hope to answer in future blog posts by category:

Leadership

How to lead others?

Who to build a team?

How to create a company culture?

How to implement an effective business management system?

How to be a Lean Leader?

Entrepreneurship

How to start a business?

How to run a lean startup?

How to apply continuous improvement to sales and marketing?

How to improve your business model?

Supply Chain Management

How to apply continuous improvement to your supply chain?

How trends could affect your supply chain?

How to save money in your supply chain?

How to increase speed in your supply chain?

Productivity

How to improve your personal workflow?

What are the tools and techniques I use to be more productive?

Miscellany

What is the latest media (books, music, tv, movies) I am enjoying?

You can also check my blog’s archive for a list of every post I have written or use the search function below my picture in the sidebar to find other posts that might be of interest.

MY BIOGRAPHY

I have a diverse background in various operations and supply chain management roles.  I started my career in the United States Army as a Logistics Officer serving in the United States and Europe.  Upon leaving the military, I worked as an Operations Manager in the Oil Industry managing International Field Operations for Varco Drilling Systems.  Next, I worked for General Motors as a Quality Engineer working to implement the Toyota Production System and continuous.  In 2001, I left GM to become an entrepreneur.  I settled in Atlanta to help create what is today the Integracore Atlanta operation.  I graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and I hold an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Georgia State University.

I am married to my wife, Amie with whom I  two sons. We live in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

In my free time, I enjoy Atlanta professional sports, reading, cycling, running, and getting outside.

MY CONTACT INFORMATION

You can contact me via e-mail or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

COLOPHON

My blog is built on WordPress (self-hosted). My theme is a Genesis Theme, a simple, easy-to-use WordPress theme.  In terms of design, the body text font is Georgia. The titles and subhead fonts are Trebuchet MS. Captions and a few other random text elements are Arial.  I get most of the photos for my individual blog posts from Flickr.  For blog hosting, I recommend BlueHost. It is easy-to-use, reliable, and inexpensive.

DISCLAIMER

This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of Integracore. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.