Biography:    Brian Dyson, PE, CPIM, CMfgE, CEI


Brian Dyson is the principal consultant of CIMtactics, a manufacturing systems consulting firm based in the Columbus, Ohio area.  Mr. Dyson has considerable expertise in various areas of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) with particular emphasis on manufacturing execution systems (MES) and shop floor control systems.  His skills are focused on improving the quality, productivity, and cost-efficiency of manufacturing operations through the appropriate application of computer-integrated manufacturing technologies.


Mr. Dyson has acquired an extensive list of academic and professional credentials.  He has received technical and business degrees from three universities -- a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University (with an emphasis on production and operations management and cost accounting), and a Master of Science in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing from Brigham Young University.


Mr. Dyson is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio, receiving the highest score in the state on the manufacturing engineering P.E. exam in 1993.  He is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) through the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).  He is also Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) and Certified Enterprise Integrator (CEI) through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).  He holds membership in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Computer and Automated Systems Association (CASA), and the Industrial Computing Society (ICS).  He is a member of the Industry and Technology Council in Columbus, Ohio.  He is a US patent holder.  He is also a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma national engineering honor societies.


Mr. Dyson has a broad technical and management-based background in various aspects of manufacturing.  He has held numerous positions with AT&T and its research and development division, Bell Labs.  His responsibilities have included project management, strategic planning, and process engineering, for various high-tech assembly operations and manufacturing software projects.  He was also a key participant in designing and implementing a high-volume, high-mix circuit board assembly line that was so successful that it helped the AT&T division win the coveted Malcolm Baldrige Award in 1992.  He was also an engineer with Westinghouse working on turbine-generator control systems.


Mr. Dyson's broad educational background and experience in diverse manufacturing assignments allows him to understand the technical as well as business issues that manufacturers must face in today's global marketplace and apply the appropriate cost-effective technologies to support overall business requirements.  It also enables him to understand and balance the cost implications of technical decisions. 


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