Forrest Breyfogle is a Weatherhead Affiliate Instructor, professional engineer, and a Fellow with the American Society for Quality (ASQ). As a management thought leader and innovator, he has authored or co-authored eleven books, published more than 100 technical articles for a wide range of publications, and has been interviewed by television, radio, and publication editors about managing the dynamics of organizations and the application of all forms of enterprise improvement methodologies.
He founded Smarter Solutions in 1992, an Austin, Texas based company, which specializes in enabling companies to improve their bottom line and customer satisfaction. Breyfogle began his career with IBM in development and later transferred to the product test organization. Within these organizations he became very interested in the benefits derived from the wise use of statistical techniques. From 1980 to 1992 he served IBM in applying Six Sigma methodology to testing, development, manufacturing, and service organizations.
Breyfogle has conducted numerous Lean Six Sigma workshop sessions as well as Master Black Belt, Black Belt, Green Belt, Champion, and executive training sessions throughout the world. He has coached an array of individuals and organizations on the wise application of Lean and Six Sigma techniques. Smarter Solutions, Inc. has had the honor of serving a distinguished group of Fortune 100 clients and many others in a wide variety of industries.
Breyfogle received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality in 2004 for his book, Implementing Six Sigma (second edition). He serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence. Breyfogle has an MSME degree from the University of Texas and a BSME from the University of Missouri at Rolla.