In the mid 1980’s, Eli Goldratt’s book The Goal changed Pete’s approach to thinking about how effective manufacturing scheduling could be accomplished. Shortly thereafter, he left his job as Production Master Scheduler working for an automotive supply company.
After a decade of working in automotive, electronic, and aerospace production environments, Pete went into a consulting role and honed his application of Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints.
In the mid 1990’s, coordinating with DuPont’s Surfaces Division, Pete led the development of what would come to be known as the Production Optimization Program (POP). This effort was a Theory of Constraints based, DuPont sponsored, resource for countertop fabricators. Over the course of 3 years, more than 200 companies participated in the program. Average increase in throughput was over 30%.
Pete spent time as a partner in a fabrication shop in Dallas, TX.
After 4 years in the bush of Zambia, Pete has returned to the Stone Industry and continues to work with tops manufacturers.
Pete lives with his wife, Trish, in Southern Maine. They have a 33-year-old son.