Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tom Taormina

Tom Taormina

With a unique perspective from having worked with more than 600 companies in his 41-year career, Tom Taormina brings a rare talent for precision problem diagnosis, strategic thinking and outstanding written and verbal communications skills to any organization or litigation team. His key strength is assessing if, and how effectively, organizations are following their own manufacturing and quality practices and if they comply with required statutory, regulatory and industry standards. Tom was a member of the Apollo 13 disaster recovery team at Mission Control in Houston. His experiences during his 14 years at NASA formed the foundation for his ability to rapidly analyze problems, diagnose solutions and work with enlightened business people to implement successful outcomes. This skill set makes him a highly sought-after consultant and is vital to his success as a member of a business improvement, defense or plaintiff’s winning team of experts. (CLICK FOR A COMPLETE CV IN .pdf) Tom is a frequent speaker to professional organizations on topics ranging from quality management and organizational excellence to standard of care and foreseeable risk. He has been so successful at synthesizing quality control and quality assurance techniques into mainstream business that the American Society for Quality (ASQ) recruited him to be Managing Editor for a series of publications entitled “Defining Quality Management.” Recent noteworthy professional accomplishments include: • Past Chair of the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Business and Professional Services Committee • Co-founder of the Center for Business Excellence (CBE), a non-profit startup that is chartered to bring world-class facilitation and training services to Nevada’s businesses • Co-founder of APEX, the Nevada State Quality Award • Subject Matter Expert to University of Nevada Reno, Morrison University, Truckee Meadows Com- munity College, Western Nevada College and the Nevada Industry Excellence in the areas of quality management, business process improvement and leadership development • Former Subject Matter Expert on these topics to the American Productivity and Quality Center, • The University of Houston Center for Advanced Management Practices and Productivity, Inc. • Lead Developer of Dell Computer’s Business Management Interactive System (BMIS), collaborator on Dell Computer’s Business Process Improvement (BPI) model and co-author of Dell’s Supplier Quality Manual • Co-founder of FSIX, the Financial Services International Exchange, a non-profit organization founded tobring world-class quality management programs to banks, security firms and insurance companies • Past Chair, Quality Management Systems Committee, Quality Management Division, ASQ Tom attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale and the University of Houston, majoring in Electrical Engineering. Ford Aerospace and NASA granted him the degree equivalency of Quality Control Engineer in 1969, before it was a recognized university curriculum. He received additional training from Texas A&M, the American Pro- ductivity and Quality Center, and Productivity, Inc. in the fields of quality and business management. He is currently a Senior Member of The American Society for Quality and is internationally acclaimed as a subject matter expert in qual- ity management and ISO 9000. After leaving NASA, Tom spent ten years working for a number of oil field service companies as quality manager and manufacturing manager where he turned the lessons learned as an auditor into practice as a business leader. His last industry assignment was as Director of Training for Schlumberger Anadrill. In 1991, Tom founded Productivity Resources LLC, and was the Managing Partner. He is a consultant in leadership development, business processes and strategic quality improvement. He has been a facilitator for companies such as Dell Computer, Ford Motor Credit and Burlington Northern Railroad. In 2004, Tom re-branded his business as The Taormina Group, Inc. The Group contains a growing cadre of exceptional subject matter experts in the fields of quality, leadership and business processes. Tom has also been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator since 1959 and has been inducted into a Ham Radio Hall of Fame. Professional Certifications: Certified Management Consultant by the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), 1999 Certified Professional Consultant to Management by The National Bureau of Certified Consultants, 2000 (merged with IMC) Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence, American Society for Quality (ASQ), 1996 Subject Matter Expert in: • Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Quality Management • Quality Standards, Quality Processes and Methods • ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, TS16949 • Quality Management System Auditing • Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management • Manufacturing Standards and Methods • Business Processes, Business Process Improvement • Standard of Care, Foreseeable Risk, Organizational Liability • Amateur (Ham) Radio
Date Recorded:2/16/2014
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