Biographies

Key Personnel

George Eckes
George Eckes is Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Eckes & Associates, Inc. (EAI), a Colorado-based consulting group specializing in results driven continuous improvement, six-sigma training and implementation, organizational development and managing change. A former psychologist, Mr. Eckes has a holistic approach to changing an organization’s culture.

His clients have included Hewlett Packard, Cisco, JPMorganChase, Wells Fargo, Volvo, Molex, Inc., HSBC, and Park Nicollet Healthcare. 15 of the last 17 Eckes & Associates, Inc. clients have generated over seven figures ROI in year one. George has appeared on both CNBC and ABC’s World News Now.

In 1996, EAI was chosen as a primary consulting organization for General Electric in their Six Sigma Quality initiative. His work has included course design, delivery and consulting with business leaders, improvement teams and internal quality consultants. In 1998 he was notified that of the 62 consultants at General Electric Capital, he was the highest rated by GE personnel.

In the fall of 2000, Wiley and Sons published his first Six Sigma Book, The Six Sigma Revolution, How GE and Others Turned Process into Profits. This book was rated one of the top 25 Business books of the new Millennium by Strategy-Business Magazine. In May 2001 Wiley published his second book on Six Sigma, Making Six Sigma Last, Managing the Balance Between Cultural and Technical Change. His third book, Six Sigma Team Dynamics: The Elusive Key to Project Success was published in the fall of 2002 and his fourth book, Six Sigma For Everyone, has been out since January 2003 and is in the top 10 Six Sigma Best Sellers. In the summer of 2005, McGraw Hill published his fifth book, Six Sigma Execution.

In 2003, he was chosen Honorary Chairman for President Bush’s Business Advisory Council. He received a National Leadership Award for Business Advice.

In 2006, he joined the faculty of Villanova University’s eLearning program. He was interviewed by Alexander Haig on CNN’s 21st Century Business which aired in March 2008.

Education:

1976 – University of Notre Dame – Psychology, B.A.

1977 – Eastern Michigan University, M.S.


Andrea Price
Andrea Price is the Senior Vice President of Operations and a member of the Board of Directors of Eckes & Associates, Inc. (EAI), a Colorado Based Consulting Group specializing in Six Sigma Training and Consulting, Organizational Development, Change Management, Supplier Development and Facilitation of Team Dynamics. Ms. Price has been affiliated with EAI for over 18 years.

Expertise
• Executive Coaching, Leadership and Organizational Development
• Six Sigma Methods and Tools
• Group Facilitation and Influence Strategy Development
• Curriculum Development/Adult Learning
• Team Building
• Research Design/Design of Experiments
• Coordination and implementation of Champions consulting

A partial list of EAI clients she has recently worked with includes Ossur Americas, HSBC, WMC, Hewlett Packard, AECO, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Getco, ResMAE, CAE, APQC, Acuity Brands, HSBC, CDI and Luzenac.

Previously, Andrea served as Vice President of Human Resources for Alexander Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Robert Waxman, Inc., an international electronics and interactive services business.

Andrea served as deputy director for the Colorado State Council and at-large director for the Area VI Board of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Ms. Price is a past president of the Colorado Human Resources Association, which named her HR professional of the year in 1996.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Denver with a degree in business.


Joseph Eckes
Joseph Eckes began his career at Eckes and Associates Inc as an Intern in 2006. Over the years he has become an expert in Champions training and all toll gates of DMAIC. Joseph has extensive international experience working with clients in Europe such as Ikea of Sweden and Canada with CAE. Inc. He has been EAIís primary consultant with domestic clients resulting in six figure ROI.

Expertise
∑ Six Sigma Methods and Tools
∑ Champions (Sponsors) Training
∑ Group Facilitation
∑ Team Building
∑ Design of Experiments (D.O.E.)

Education
2010 The University of Denver- Marketing BSBA

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