The resume abstracts below provide examples of the expertise available through JHolcombe & Associates. Our seasoned consultants bring multi-industry experience that will quickly identify opportunities for business improvement and increased earnings.
MR. JIM HOLCOMBE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER Mr. Holcombe is an executive with over 30 years of operations and consulting experience in product support logistics, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and information technology (IT). He served 23 years as a Supply Corps officer in the U. S. Navy, five years as Director of Logistics for Space Shuttle payload programs at McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company and seven years at EDS and A.T. Kearney as a Principal-level consultant specializing in logistics and information technology. In 2001, he founded JHolcombe & Associates and today remains actively engaged in client engagements. Over his career, Jim has managed numerous FMS aircraft initial spares outfitting programs (for F-18s, P-3Cs, E-2Cs, F-4s, A-4s and others); led numerous IT engagements ranging from eBusiness strategy to ERP system implementations; headed project teams for facilities modernization; and written technical volumes for a wide range of new business proposals in both Government and commercial pursuits.
Industries served: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Commercial Air Transport, Consumer Electronics, Nuclear Energy and Health Care
MR. JIM DICKSON EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Dickson is a logistics management professional with over 30 years of operational and consulting experience. He specializes in Strategic Sourcing, Inventory Management, Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) and Plant Maintenance. Jim served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Supply and Aircraft Maintenance Officer. As a consultant for EDS, he led major Strategic Sourcing engagements in the manufacturing and hospitality industries. He was also a pioneer in the International Space Station logistics, conducting studies and planning in-service logistics support for the Station Program while at McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company.
MS - Air Force Institute of Technology BS - Florida Atlantic University
Industries served: Aerospace & Defense, Hospitality, Manufacturing & Transportation, Health Care
Professional Certifications: Certified Public Accountant
MR. BOB ESTES SENIOR CONSULTANT
Bob Estes is an executive with over 20 years of experience. He has consulted with clients across the Aerospace & Defense, Project Management, Facility Construction, Operations Management and Information Technology business sectors. His project management and consulting experience includes facility design, design engineering management, facility construction and outfitting, existing facility modernization, logistics planning, business management, and contract proposal development. He has served clients in North America, Central America and the Indian Ocean areas.
BS - Eastern Kentucky University; minor study degree in Computer Systems
Industries served: Aerospace & Defense - Private & Public Sectors
MS. CARA EVERS SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER & EDITOR Ms. Evers is a highly creative and multitalented Graphic Designer & Proposal Editor with 20+ years of extensive experience in proposal production, multimedia, marketing and print design. She has exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills and is recognized by her peers as a dynamic team player known for her creativity, flexibility and sense of humor. She is a passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns. She is accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with emphasis on creating winning proposals and in delivering superior support to her team members.
AA/AS - Greenville Community Technical College (1986 - 1988) Industries served: Aerospace & Defense, Construction, Private and Public Sector
MR. WAYNE DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CONSULTANT
Mr. Derbyshire is a senior consultant with over 20 years executive experience in the Aerospace & Defense industry and in the capture of new business opportunities in the Healthcare industry. His program and project management experience include technical direction and oversight of numerous venture assessments, cost estimates, project schedule developments and business case presentations, primarily focused on NASA programs. His new business capture experience is in technical proposal development for response to both Federal and commercial RFPs.
BS - Administration, University of Michigan Professional certifications in (1) Government Contract Management and (2) Project Management Industries served: Aerospace & Defense and Health Care
MR. ROB KURRUS SENIOR CONSULTANT
Rob Kurrus is an executive with experience in Aerospace & Defense, Commercial Air Transport, Depot Maintenance and Manufacturing, and Space Transportation Systems Technology. His logistics operations, maintenance management and proposal experience include supply chain management, missile and space systems maintenance, operations support logistics, logistics engineering, in-service product life-cycle support, program phase down, process based management concepts, and logistics information systems management.
MS - Creighton University BS - University of Memphis Industries served: Aerospace & Defense, Health Care
MR. RAY TAYLOR SENIOR CONSULTANT
Mr. Taylor is a US Air Force Veteran with 30+ years of Department of Defense, NASA and Industry Program Management experience. He is a results-driven technical operations consultant and proposal author with proven ability to secure competitive advantage and guide teams to top performance. His specialty areas of expertise include Program/Operations Management, Systems and Industrial Engineering, Maintenance Management, Systems Safety, Lifecycle Logistics, Production Control, and Facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M).
MS – Operations Management - Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas (1986 – 1988)
MA – Managerial Economics, University of Oklahoma (1984 – 1986)
BS – Electronic Technology, Culver Stockton College (1975 – 1977)
Industries served: Aerospace & Defense, Health Care
MR. DEAN ROSENQUIST SENIOR CONSULTANT
Mr. Rosenquist is an executive with over 25 years of experience. His project management and technical support experience includes development of technical proposals, staffing plans, position descriptions, Basis of Estimates (BOEs), project schedules and customer relationship plans for supporting DoD leaders and teams. He has a strong focus on maximizing overall value by leading, influencing, and guiding the development and implementation of consistent HR processes, programs and policies, including: talent selection, succession planning, employee relations, performance management, talent assessment, diversity, training & career development, policy development, legal compliance and personnel safety.
Industries served: Aerospace & Defense - Public and Private Sectors
DR. ROGER TEAL SENIOR CONSULTANT Dr. Teal is an executive and large-scale project manager with 25 years of research and consulting experience. Dr. Teal specializes in providing the intellectual leadership, domain expertise and system architecture knowledge to successfully manage complex IT projects from end to end. His areas of process competency include logistics, inventory management, scheduling, and statistical methods for resource management. A former tenured professor of civil engineering (transportation systems) at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Teal is an expert in systems analysis, information technology, transportation planning, scheduling systems, and survey design and analysis. Dr. Teal has directed over 25 research and IT consulting projects to successful conclusions during his career.
Full Resume PhD - Tufts University MS - University of California, Berkeley BS - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Industries served: Telecommunications, Commercial Air Transport, Ground Transportation and Public Sector
MR. RICHARD RADAWICZ SENIOR CONSULTANT
Richard (Dick) Radawicz brings an extensive experience base to any business assignment. He has over 30 years of experience in domestic and international program management; business development and marketing; government systems acquisition; national security policy development; strategic planning; government contract management; interface with senior military decision makers and tactical military air operations. Over the last two years, Dick’s primary focus has been on assisting Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Global Supply Chain Services, improve and grow their logistics and supply chain business. Most recently, Dick has taken on the role of Capture Manager for Alliant Techsystems for a classified SOCOM pursuit. Full Resume
MBA - Auburn University BS - University of New Haven Industries served: Aerospace & Defense
MR. CONRAD KOCH SENIOR CONSULTANT
With more than 30 years of career experience, Conrad has a keen sense for understanding customer needs and facilitating the transformation of business goals into strategic plans and new business presentations and proposals. As a degreed electrical engineer from the University of Florida, Conrad has worked with many of the flagship brands in Aerospace & Defense – RCA, General Electric, Textron and BAE Systems to name a few. Each of these corporations have benefited from Conrad’s creative thinking in designing new goods and services for the military services. He attributes much of his success to his personal tenacity and desire to make a difference.
Course Work toward MBA - Wright State University BSEE - University of Florida Industries served: Aerospace & Defense
MR. DALE SMITH SENIOR CONSULTANT
Dale Smith has over 30 years of extensive experience as a management consultant and has a consistent track record of bottom line impact through leveraging best practices. He effectively uses leadership, vision, strategic insight, program management skills and team building to providing dramatic performance improvement. He has in-depth knowledge of OCM, SCM, ERP, CRM & MRO. He has served clients in U.S., Canada, Ireland, England, Australia, Scotland, Denmark and Mexico. Dale is a highly talented and experienced consultant, a team player with excellent communication and analytical skills, is able to manage changing responsibilities and priorities, delivers time critical projects on schedule, and is confident in his ability to accept challenges and produce results in a multi-tasked environment.
BS - Washington University Industries served: Aerospace & Defense, High Tech/Electronics, Consumer Products, Repair/Remanufacturing (MRO), Apparel, Food Processing and Automotive Professional certifications - CPIM
MR. JIM JEHLE SENIOR CONSULTANT Jim Jehle is an executive with over 30 years of experience in the Aerospace & Defense,Commercial Storage and Consulting industries. His program and logistics management consulting experience includes aircraft/system acquisition planning and execution, operational logistics support and commercial storage operations. Mr. Jehle is a knowledgeable, experienced and successful logistics manager. He applies an intuitive and tireless approach to problem solving…making him an ideal advisor and consultant. As reflected in his resume, his achievements are many. He is a results-oriented, team building player with an engaging manner that always delivers business performance improvement.
MBA - Hardin-Simmons University BS - University of Alabama Industries served: Aerospace & Defense, Commercial Storage and Consulting Business
MR. ARTHUR C. (SANDY) LEE SENIOR CONSULTANT
Arthur C. Lee is an executive with over 30 years of experience. He has consulted with clients across the Aerospace & Defense, Technology, and Manufacturing industry sectors in financial and operations management, enterprise transformation, and business strategy. As a senior executive in those industries, he has been responsible for building sound business foundations, managing post-merger transitions, and restructuring businesses. He has served clients in North America and Western Europe.
MBA - Harvard Business School BA - Ripon College Industries served: Aerospace & Defense and Manufacturing Professional certifications - Certified Public Accountant
MR. GLENN PYLE SENIOR CONSULTANT
Mr. Pyle is a seasoned Chief Financial/Operations Officer with over 20 years of successful international and domestic business experience. His career includes key positions in Fortune 100 companies, strategy consulting firms and partner-level positions in Big 4 accounting and investment banking firms. Mr. Pyle's primary area of specialization is financial management and operations management of financial services.
MBA - DePaul University BA - Western Illinois University Industries served: Aircraft Parts Distribution, Investment Banking, Mining & Petroleum, Insurance, Consumer Products and Health care
MR. RALPH PARROTT SENIOR PARTNER
Mr. Parrott is an executive with over 30 years of operational and consulting experience in procurement, materials management, distribution, warehousing, inventory management, maintenance support, systems management, and logistics technology. He served 28 years as a Supply Corps officer in the U. S. Navy and did doctoral work in logistics, procurement, and transportation. Ralph has led major engagements for EDS, AT&T, and Arthur D. Little in procurement and logistics.
Doctoral work - University of Tennessee MBA - Duke University BS - Tulane University Industries served:AA&D, Transportation, Consumer Products and Public Sector
MR. RICHMOND E. (DICK) JOHNSON SENIOR CONSULTANT
Dick Johnson is an executive with over 30 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry. His management expertise spans the areas of large-scale physical distribution operations, major application software development and new business development and proposal preparation. His operations and consulting experience includes wholesale/retail material management, facility operations and maintenance, operations support logistics, supply chain management, information technology/software application and product development.
MS - Georgia College BS - Miami University Graduate of the Air War College Industries served: Aerospace & Defense
MR. RON ASHTON SENIOR CONSULTANT
Mr. Ashton is a senior logistics engineer with over 30 years of experience. He has consulted with both Federal Government and commercial clients in the Aerospace & Defense sector since his retirement from Active Duty with the United States Army. His operations management and consulting experience includes large-scale program management, logistics planning, product support management, organizational transformation, information technology strategy and IT systems integration.
MBA - University of Oklahoma BS - Wilkes University Industries served: Department of Defense, Logistics Service Providers and Life Cycle Management Commands
MR. GERALD R. KOSBAB SENIOR CONSULTANT
Jerry Kosbab is a consultant with over 30 years of business experience. He has held executive roles in the Aviation, Aerospace & Defense and Information Technology industries and consulted with aircraft manufacturers and suppliers, regulators and industry standards groups. His leadership experience includes strategy development, operations improvement, product modernization, IT rationalization and optimization and client relationship management. He has worked extensively in product design, development, integration and certification as well as product support, MRO and compliance management. He has served clients in the Americas, Western Europe and Asia.
MBA - Nova Southeastern University BS - Kent State University Industries served: Aerospace & Defense and Information Technology
MR. MARK HAM SENIOR CONSULTANT
Mark Ham is a driven senior technology executive, consultant and Entrepreneur who brings over 25 years of broad experience in supply chain development and modeling, defense contracting, DoD logistics systems and system integration. He is an innovative and dynamic IT visionary with exceptional cross-functional team building capabilities, serving both government and private industry clients. He is an industry-recognized expert who excels in translating customer requirements into cost-effective, actionable technical solutions. He has an extensive background in development and deployment of IT systems for large scale projects of a mission-critical nature. He is an enthusiastic collaborator with superior communication and interpersonal engagement skills. He is recognized as a “whatever-it-takes”, hands-on leader that drives efficient solutions for clients.
BS - Michigan Technological University Professional Engineer (PE), Virginia Industries served: Department of Defense, Information Technology, Public and Private Sector and Non-Profit Organizations.
MR. STAN DUFFENDACK SENIOR CONSULTANT
Stan Duffendack has over 30 years of business experience in information systems and technology. He is a pioneer in the development of software tools for business process modeling and analysis whose outputs lead to creation of fact-based process improvement initiatives. The types of business processes analyzed have been as varied as hospital patient flow, call centers workflow, insurance claims processing, manufacturing, repair depot logistics, airport terminal design, government permitting and many more. His models are in use by over two hundred corporate clients and organizations worldwide.
MS - University of Central Florida BS - University of Michigan Industries served: Aerospace, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Transportation, Insurance, Banking and Government
MR. MARK F. SAUER SENIOR CONSULTANT
Mark Sauer is an executive with over 30 years of Defense Industry experience. He brings a broad technological and business background with expertise in Business Development, Program Management, and Engineering. He has assumed progressively more responsible roles in the management of program organizations with diverse portfolios that include sophisticated electronic sensors, complex systems integration projects, heavy-duty off-road military specialty vehicles and postal automation systems. Life-cycle planning and support was a critical element of all these projects. Mr. Sauer also possesses the senior leadership experience needed to guide organizations through the transformation from stove-piped functional units into customer-oriented multifunctional, market facing teams.