Six Sigma Workbook For Dummies
In 1998, Craig founded TolStack, Inc., to develop commercial Six Sigma software tools. He also worked for several years as a technical colleague of Dr. Mikel J. Harry, the original consultant of Six Sigma, co-developing and teaching new advances in its theory and application. In 2002, Craig co-founded Savvi International, into which TolStack merged. Savvi provides solutions for business performance improvement using Six Sigma, Lean, and Business Process Management techniques. Craig acted as the director of Savvi’s products, service, and tools. Today, Craig works with companies in the USA and internationally to integrate Six Sigma practices directly into their core operations.
A Master Black Belt, Craig has wielded Six Sigma techniques now for over 13 years, spanning projects from design to manufacturing to business management. He is also an expert teacher, having instructed and mentored at all levels of Six Sigma, from executives to White Belts.
Bruce David Williams has been fascinated with complex
systems since the launch of Sputnik on his third birthday. With
undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado in Physics
and Astrophysics, he entered a career in aerospace systems, where
he first encountered Six Sigma after Motorola won the inaugural
Baldridge Award in 1988. Later, with graduate degrees in technical
management and computer science from Johns Hopkins University and
Colorado, and as a member of the Hubble Telescope development team,
he was intrigued by how breakdowns in the smallest components could
lead to colossal system failures. He entered the Six Sigma industry
for good in the mid-1990s when he founded a software company to
pursue product life-cycle traceability.
Bruce has since been founder and CEO of two Six Sigma research and technology firms, and is now Chairman and CEO of Savvi International, a provider of solutions for business performance improvement using Six Sigma, Lean, and Business Process Management techniques. He resides in the highly-variable environment of the desert foothills of North Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, two children, and a normal distribution of dogs, cats, birds, and horses.
Terry James Gustafson comes out of the world of business
and finance, and brings a practical and entrepreneurial perspective
to Six Sigma. After an undergraduate degree in finance from
Baldwin-Wallace, and an MBA degree from Kent State, he began his
career in the field of accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1969,
and advanced to a Partner position in auditing. After leaving
public accounting in 1990, Terry helped found, build, and operate a
series of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures, including
venture-backed companies as well as a public company.
In 2002, Terry co-founded Savvi International, which provides solutions for business performance improvement using Six Sigma, Lean, and Business Process Management techniques. Terry serves as Savvi’s chief finance and operations officer.
Since founding Savvi, Terry has been immersed in Six Sigma techniques, helping to design and develop Savvi’s training courses in Six Sigma and Lean. In addition, he has extensively taught Six Sigma courses, both in a classroom and as an online instructor.