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

The future(s) of mobility: How cities can benefit,” McKinsey & Company, June 2017

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