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One of our founders, David Lanners, is a frequent speaker at professional society meetings. He developed and delivered a popular two-day project management seminar for Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business to approximately 400 professionals and served three consecutive terms as elected president of the 2,500+ member PMI - Dallas Chapter (the largest PMI chapter in the world in 2001 and 2002) where under his leadership more than 1,000 local members earned their professional certification and the Chapter tripled in size in less than three years. David also served on the Industry Advisory Council for SMU's School of Engineering and Computer Science and on the Dallas Program Advisory Board for LeTourneau University. He recently returned from a six-month assignment with NEC to his resume his duties as lead instructor at LCSI in addition to serving as the company's President & CEO.
Reasons to Hire
Creative Leadership in Process Improvement and Executive Development Methodical Problem-Solving in Operations, Engineering and Administration Timely Development of Budgets and Implementation of Expense Controls High-Quality Design and Installation of Executive Reporting Systems
Designed and led timely development of a world-class project status monitoring system for the rapidly growing e-Business and CRM divisions of a $50 billion global high tech company as Principal for their Project Management Office (PMO) - North America.
Developed a comprehensive value-chain market assessment for a nation-wide I.P. based time-critical data collection service for the new business development division of a very large telecommunications company documenting their risk and potential returns.
Guided reorganization of a large privately held final assembly & fulfillment center into three semi-autonomous operations in less than six months while coordinating layout of the facilities for smooth material flow, efficient storage and flexible shipping options.
Directed multi-site logistics and coordinated development of site preparation schedules for relocation of a 300-employee manufacturing company including engineering design, product assembly, system test and administration from North Carolina to Texas.
Managed development and early implementation of a job-shop project control system that reduced average work-order completion time from 41 days to 16 days for a large manufacturer of custom designed equipment employing more than 1,100 technicians.
Orchestrated the rescue of a Canadian high-pressure aluminum die-casting company with 325 employees and sales of $35 million by improving its Q-1 rating 27 points to retain its largest customer and secure $4.5 million new sales as interim president.
Created and installed a process capability monitoring system that enabled a powdered-metal products company to sustain production with 60% less raw material on hand.
Managed a major new business systems selection and implementation program ahead of schedule and under budget for a large aerospace manufacturer.
Orchestrated a major improvement in product quality that earned qualified supplier status from two large computer manufacturers and increased sales by 20%.
Restructured product flows and improved machining methods to increase yield from 88% to 97%, thereby improving profits $2.6 million for a precision instruments manufacturer.
Re-elected president of PMI® - Dallas Chapter (2,500 members) in 2001 for a two-year term.
Re-elected president of PMI® - Dallas Chapter (1,600 members) in 1999 for a two-year term.
Elected president of PMI® - Dallas Chapter (900 members) in 1998 for a special one-year term.
Active member of the Dallas area chapters of APICS®, ASQ®, BGS®, and PMI®.
Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma®, and listed in Who's Who of Global Business Leaders.
Life-member of Mensa® and Veterans of Foreign Wars. - Intertel® & KofC® member.
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA®#29526) by ASQ®.
Certified Quality Manager (CMQ/OE®#00347) by ASQ®.
Certified Project Management Professional® (PMP®#01848) by PMI®.
Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM®) by APICS®.
Certified Fellow in Prod. & Inv. Management (CFPIM®) by APICS®.
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE®#16798) by ASQ®.
M.B.A. - Harvard Graduate School of Business, Operations Management
B.S.B. - University of Minnesota, High Honors, Business & Technology
A.E.S. - Normandale College, Highest Honors, Organizational Behavior
Proficient with PCs and team-building. Enjoy helping executives solve problems.