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TOCICO Board of Directors
 

Rocco Surace
Chairman: 2014-2015


Time Elected: Second
Elected at Conference: 2014 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2017 TOCICO International

Rocco Surace, CPA, ABV, CVA, Jonah, is the Managing Partner of Gaines Kriner Elliott LLP. He works with numerous organizations, in various industries, directing their current accounting and tax requirements. He is notably involved in education and organizations to advance the CPA profession. Rocco received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business and Accounting from Niagara University. Also, he is an active member on several boards including: Niagara University Board of Advisors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and the Manufacturing Council of BNE and National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.


Steve Holt
Board Member



Time Elected: Second
Elected at Conference: 2013 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2016 TOCICO International

Steven C. Holt has been with Boeing in Seattle for over 30 years, in management and engineering. During that time he has had the opportunity to study and practice a number of continuous improvement disciplines such as Total Quality Management, Systems Thinking, TRIZ, Lean and the Theory of Constraints. He received his initial TOC training through Washington State University in 1997 and holds a Constraints Management Certificate from WSU, He has been a member of TOCICO since 2003. Steve is TOCICO certified in Project Management and is on the TOCICO Board. His primary focus is the application of TOC and related studies in the management of complex product development programs.


Alan Barnard
Past Chair



Time Elected: Second
Elected at Conference: 2014 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2017 TOCICO Internationa
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Dr. Alan Barnard is recognized as one of the leading TOC Experts in the world. He is the CEO of Goldratt Research Labs, Chairman of Realization Africa, Chairman of African Phosphates and Chairman of The Odyssey Institute. He was a founding board member and chairman of TOCICO (Theory of Constraints Certification Organization) from 2003-2005 and received the TOCICO Lifetime Achievement award in 2006. He also serves as a judge on the Southern Africa Logistics Achievement Awards and Technology Top 100 awards. Dr. Barnard is a frequent presenter at TOCICO conferences, has authored numerous articles on the latest TOC research projects he lead and was also the author of two chapters in the McGraw Hill "Theory of Constraints Handbook” on "How to achieve Continuous Improvement the TOC Way” and "How to achieve a Holistic TOC Implementation within the private and public sector”.


Christoph Lenhartz
Past Chair



Time Elected: Second
Elected at Conference: 2013 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2016 TOCICO International

In over 20 years Christoph acquired a wide-ranging, international experience in industry, as a successful entrepreneur and also a leader of management consulting teams in high complexity TOC implementations. His experience includes helping companies such as Deutsche Post, DHL, General Motors, Swisscom, Hewlett-Packard, and FMC Technologies significantly improve their bottom lines. As part of this he developed Business System Optimization, a method to improve organizational processes, policies, and structure to achieve strategic corporate objectives including expanded market share, market leadership, and profitability. He has lead strategic, business transformation, supply chain management and IT project and his expertise also includes post-merger integration of supply chain operations for major international groups. He is one of the leading TOC and management experts in Europe. Today he is the General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa for Pinnacle Strategies.


Bill Taylor
Past Chair



Time Elected: Second
Elected at Conference: 2012 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2015 TOCICO International

Bill Taylor is the 2011 - 2012 Chairman of the Board of Directors of TOCICO, and Principal of Taylors Consulting International, LLC, based in Atlanta, GA., USA.  Bill has been associated with Coca-Cola for the last 40 years.  His last executive assignment with Coca-Cola was as CEO of SPAIPA, a 1 billion dollar Coca-Cola bottling, sales and distribution company based in Curitiba, Brazil. After retiring from SPAIPA in 2002, Bill created Taylors Of Curitiba, a TOC consulting company, working projects in education, wood, paper, banking, insurance, logistics, transportation, heavy machinery, agricultural products, construction, energy, retail and consumer products in Brazil.


"Dr. Lisa" Lang
Past Chair

Time Elected: One
Elected at Conference: 2012 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2015 TOCICO International

“Dr. Lisa” Lang is a renown Theory of Constraints (TOC) expert and is the foremost expert in the world for applying Theory of Constraints to marketing. She is regularly sought out for her expertise on developing market offers (mafia offers) that increase sales. She has been named a Manufacturing Trendsetter in the USA Today for her work helping highly custom job shops and machine shops to become more productive, more competitive and to bring manufacturing back to the U.S with Velocity Scheduling System. Dr. Lisa has also appeared in CNBC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Yahoo Finance to name a few.
  
James Cox
Board Member



Time Elected: One
Elected at Conference: 2012 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2015 TOCICO International

JAMES F. COX III, PhD, CFPIM, CIRM, holds TOCICO certifications in Production and Supply Chain, Performance Measurement, Critical Chain, Strategy and Tactics, and Thinking Processes. He is a JONAH’s JONAH, Professor Emeritus, and was the Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He has conducted numerous academic and practitioner Theory of Constraints workshops and programs on performance measurement, production, supply chains, management skills, project management, and the thinking processes.


Ravi Gilani
Treasurer



Time Elected: Second
Elected at Conference: 2013 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2016 TOCICO International

Ravi Gilani is the Founder and Managing Consultant of Goldratt India. As the Managing Consultant of Goldratt India, Ravi introduced Dr. Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC) in India in 1998. He is the first 'Jonah' (TOC Expert) in India. He is also the first Indian member of the Goldratt Group’s international network of associates. Ravi was trained by Dr. Goldratt in Supply Chain Management.  Ravi served on the board of TOCICO during 2005 - 2008.  Ravi is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He enjoys striving for the impossible by challenging sacred assumptions and simplifying complexity.


Rami Goldratt
Board Member



Time Elected: One
Elected at Conference: 2013 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2014 TOCICO International

Rami Goldratt is Chief Executive Officer of Goldratt Consulting, headquartered in Israel and represented around the world, and is recognized worldwide as a leading Theory of Constraints (TOC) authority. Rami worked with his father, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, in developing the TOC Insights, a self learning product for TOC applications in Operations, Finance & Measurements, Project Management & Engineering and Distribution and Supply Chain.


Alex Knight
Board Member


Time Elected: One
Elected at Conference: 2013 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2014 TOCICO International

Alex has pioneered the application of Dr Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints in many industries across the world, including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and FMCG. Alex was personally mentored by Dr. Goldratt for over two decades and is the inventor and developer of QFI’s TOC applications and consulting interventions. Alex also leads QFI’s Masters in TOC programs at Nottingham Business School.


Amir Schragenheim
Board Member


Time Elected: One
Elected at Conference: 2014 TOCICO International
Term Expires at Conference: 2017 TOCICO International

Amir Schragenheim, founder and CEO of Inherent Simplicity - a TOC software company which is part of the Goldratt Group, is active in the TOC community for over 15 years. Amir has been involved deeply in knowledge developments in TOC and is considered to be one of the world experts in Production, Distribution & Retail for TOC implementations and has been recognized as such by the late Dr. Eli Goldratt himself. Amir developed several computerized TOC educational and simulation tools along with Eli Schragenheim. Amir participated in analyzing the solution and developed the software for TOC implementations in the healthcare industry including A&E and Operation Theatres. Amir holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University Magna Cum Laude.

 

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