Focus:Organization Transformation Architect 

Ron Crabtree is the founder and CEO (2002) of MetaOps™, Inc.  He is an internationally recognized expert in leading-edge business process improvement methodologies. Ron is a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Supply Chain Transformation Architect and also an expert in effective change management, facilitation and communications. He draws on more than 30 years’ experience in implementing  “best practice” methodologies as both an insider and as a consultant in many industries including medical/ healthcare, automotive assembly, complex manufacturing, process manufacturing, repair operations, printing, injection molding, consumer goods, distribution/retailing, and software. Ron is the author and architect of the TOP Facilitator© Program that provides the skills needed for change agents and leaders charged with facilitating organizational transformation.

Through our many years in industry, we have developed ties with thought leaders in key areas of business. They offer mentorship to our team and can be made available to yours for short engagements. Reach out using the contact form to arrange a discussion

Gary Cokins, MBA,BS, CPIM

[Raleigh, NC]

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Robert (Bob) Stahl

[Vero Beach, FL]

Focus: Analytics-based Enterprise and Risk Performance Management

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management improvement methods and business analytics. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina. His two most recent books are Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics, and Predictive Business Analytics. His books are published by John Wiley & Sons.

Gary holds a BS (Honors) degree in Industrial Engineering

 and Operations Research from Cornell University (1971)

and an MBA with honors from Northwestern University’s

Kellogg School of Management (1974).


[Detroit, MI]

Focus: Sales & Operations Planning – thought leader, team mentor and evangelist

For over 48 years Bob Stahl has been helping executives and managers acquire superior decision-making processes. These skills are essential in a complex, rapidly changing environment that puts a premium on high customer service, wide product variety, quick response, and low cost. He has coauthored six books, including Sales Forecasting--A New Approach, Sales & Operations Planning--The How-To Handbook (now in its 3rd Edition), and Sales & Operations Planning--The Executive’s Guide.

Bob is at the stage in his career where he wants to make a difference, not just make living.

He is available on a limited basis to engage with Presidents and CEOs who truly want to

understand and fully engage with the Sales & Operations Planning

process for their organizations.

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