Akhilesh Gulati
Akhilesh Gulati

Principal.  He specializes in ISO 9000 and Lean & Six Sigma tools such as productivity improvement, cost and waste reduction, process enhancement, and customer satisfaction, and was among the first to add TRIZ to these systems. He has over 20 years of experience in team leadership, and coordination, problem solving, lean manufacturing and kaizen events,process and productivity improvement. Experienced in a wide variety of industries:ship building, oil and gas, aerospace, insurance, healthcare, distribution, hi-tech and manufacturing.  MS in Naval Architecture /Marine Systems from Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor,  MBA from UCLA, California Quality Award Examiner, Senior Member and past ASQ Section chair.

 

 

Triche Guenin
Triche Guenin

Consulting Partner.  Process Improvement, Performance Excellence, Baldrige/RMPEx Examiner, Lean/Six Sigma, Project Management, ISO/TL/AS 9001.  Industries: Manufacturing, Aerospace, Healthcare.  BS in Industrial Engg from Penn State;  MBA from Univ of Dallas

 

 

 

 

Ravi Chawla
Ravi Chawla

Consulting Partner. Focus on strategic marketing and operational business planning & development, such as internationalization strategies for brands, integration & outsourcing, mergers & acquisitions, business growth, analytical modelling for insights into growth drivers.  Focuses on Strategy & Marketing Practice. Awesome end-to-end business knowledge & experience. Excellent leader & team player. High on ethics. Very reliable.   BSc, MSc, MBA, from Clinical Biochemistry to Leadership Management, from Ashridge Business School, UK.

 

 

David Conley
David Conley

Consulting Partner. David has significant engineering and management experience: his professional career began as a USAF Officer performing plasma physics and space nuclear prolusion research at the Air Force Research Lab and ended with 17 years at Intel Corporation. During the last seven years at Intel he studied, applied and taught TRIZ throughout the company and became Intel’s world wide TRIZ program leader and internal consultant. David has experience applying TRIZ across a wide range of industries (semiconductors to medical products & hospitals to national laboratories) and systems (TRIZ for technical, computing, business and competitive intelligence). Further, David’s experience as a TRIZ trainer and project analyst creates synergy that greatly enhances his expertise across both application. BS in Nuclear Engineering, an MBA with a concentration in Finance and is certified by the International TRIZ Association as a TRIZ Specialist (level 4)

 

 

Ellen Domb
Ellen Domb

Consulting Partner.  Founding editor of The TRIZ Journal. TRIZ is Dr. Domb’s 6th career: she has been a physics professor, an aerospace engineer, an engineering manager, a product line general manager, and a strategic planning/quality improvement consultant. In 2005, she was named by Quality Digest Magazine as a leading voice for the future, citing the integration of TRIZ for innovation in quality improvement and quality planning systems.

Ellen’s client work, books, and articles are aimed at making it easy for people to learn TRIZ and to incorporate new thinking methods into their organizations. Clients include the Global 500–Dow Chemical, Hewlett-Packard, 3M, and others–and entrepreneurial companies with 3-50 employees. She is the developer of the methods for integrating TRIZ with the Hoshin Kanri methods of strategy deployment, and co-author of key books in both areas: Beyond Strategic Vision (with M. Cowley) and Simplified TRIZ (with K. Rantanen).  BS from MIT, MS from Univ of Pennsylvania, PhD from Temple University – all in Physics.