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Welcome New 2018 Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jana Purcell
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Three new board members were elected for the three-year term ending at the TOCICO International Conference in 2021. 

The TOCICO welcomes reelected Board member Russ Johnson and newly elected board members Yaniv Dinur and Sanjeev Gupta.

  Russ Johnson - Associate Professor, Washington State University
Russ Johnson has been teaching and implementing Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six-Sigma/Quality Management tools and concepts at the university level for many years. During that time he also worked in conjunction with the Iowa Small Business Development Center and Colorado’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership to bring these concepts to more than 100 companies via student centered projects and direct consulting. He has many published articles and professional association presentations on supply chain management, project management, Quality systems/Six-Sigma, lean production and Rapid prototyping/rapid tooling. Dr. Johnson is certified in the TOC Operations (Drum-Buffer-Rope) and Supply Chain (Replenishment) Management and TOC Critical Chain Project Management applications by the TOCICO. Dr. Johnson is also an active member of several professional organizations including ASQ, APICS, SME, and TOCICO. 
  Yaniv Dinur - CEO Progressive Flow
Yaniv is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on the Theory of Constraints (TOC), and was a direct student of Dr. Goldratt from 2006 until Dr. Goldratt’s passing. Yaniv has led some of the biggest TOC projects over the past decade in manufacturing, supply chain management, sales and marketing (SFS), CCPM and retail industries the world over. 
Sanjeev Gupta - Realization Technologies
Sanjeev Gupta has founded two companies to provide TOC solutions, Thru-Put Technologies and Realization Technologies. Thru-Put was named a Top 5 vendor of manufacturing planning and scheduling software by AMR Research in 1997, and Realization has helped its clients generate more than $4B in additional cash and profits by completing their projects faster. Sanjeev has an BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and an MS in Management and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
 The TOCICO wishes to thank Humberto Baptista, Lisa Scheinkopf, and Kathy Austin for their service to the TOCICO as members of the Board of Directors