About Eric

Eric is a leader in the Operations Practice, focusing on product development, R&D productivity, modularity, and complexity optimization. In the automotive and assembly industry, examples of his work include supporting large-scale product development change programs for automotive suppliers and a premium manufacturer. He also led a lean-transformation program focused on procurement and supplier quality at a commercial vehicle maker, and helped to redefine the product creation process for another. For a major basic materials player, Eric led a global operational redesign, consolidating redundant activities and improving functions across locations.

For the past three years, Eric has worked at bringing the circular economy (CE) to Operations. He recently helped a major consumer-products company redesign its business model by applying CE principles to create new value for products after their initial life cycle.

Published work

Why the circular economy is all about retaining value,” McKinsey & Company, October 2016

An integrated perspective on the future of mobility,” McKinsey & Company, October 2016

Brightening the black box of R&D,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2015

Past experience

PwC’s PRTM Management Consultants
2008-11

DaimlerChrysler
Product Development Engineer
2000-08

Education

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
MBA with Distinction

Oakland University
MS, Electrical Engineering

Michigan Technological University
BS, Electrical Engineering
BS, Mechanical Engineering