Title: Principal in Industrial Manufacturing Stragey, Lead of the Operations Center of Excellence
Degree: MBA in Operations Management ‘01
Eric currently serves as a principal in the Industrial Manufacturing Strategy practice and lead of the Operations Center of Excellence at KPMG, LLP. In his role, he serves C-suite clients at Fortune 200 companies in cost management, supply chain optimization, procurement, and operating strategy. Additionally, he serves as the firm’s U.S. lead for their global Industry 4.0 initiative. He is also the partner sponsor and lead of KPMG’s Cleveland Inclusion and Diversity Council, as well as the lead of the Diversity Council for the Columbus Hub, which includes the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Louisville offices.
Prior to working at KPMG, Eric held the position of vice president and general manager of Special Metals Welding Products Company in Newton, North Carolina, a subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC). Previously at PCC, he held positions of vice president of commercial at the PCC Revert Group, general manager of McWilliams Forge Company, division manager at Huntington Alloys, and vice president of Business Strategy for PCC Forged Products. Prior to PCC he was an executive advisor for international strategy firm, Booz and Company. He has also worked in various positions in metallurgy, quality, and operations in the steel industry for LTV Steel, International Steel Group, and NorthStar BHP Steel.
Throughout his career and life, Eric has also maintained a dedication to community and civic service. In Cleveland, he currently sits on the boards of Team NEO, the JobsOhio conduit for Northeast Ohio, Esperanza, Inc., and the Journey Center for Safety and Healing–the Cuyahoga County nonprofit advocating for victims of domestic violence. He also is a member of the Corporate Visitor’s Committee for Case Western Reserve University. Nationally, he serves on the board of the Automotive Hall of Fame and Museum, is a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy, and recently stepped down from service on the National Advisory Council of “A Better Chance, Inc.,” a program that helps place underprivileged minority students into top notch secondary schools, after several years of service. Eric has previously been recognized by A Better Chance, as a “Rising Star” and Crain’s Cleveland Business as a member of the 2011 “40 under 40” class.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, California, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.