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Clyde M. Creveling

Clyde "Skip" Creveling, President & Founder. Mr. Creveling is President of PDSS Inc. Since its founding in 2002, Mr. Creveling has led the DFSS initiatives at Merck, Motorola, Carrier Corporation, StorageTek, Cummins Engine, Becton-Dickinson, Mine Safety Appliances and Callaway Golf. Prior to founding PDSS, Mr. Creveling was an independent consultant, DFSS Product Manager and DFSS Project Manager with Sigma Breakthrough Technologies Inc.(SBTI). During his tenure at SBTI, he served as the DFSS Project Manager for 3M, Samsung SDI, Sequa Corp. and Universal Instruments.

Mr. Creveling was employed by Eastman Kodak for 17 years as a product development engineer within the Office Imaging Division. He also spent 1 1/2 years as a systems engineer for Heidelberg Digital as a member of the System Engineering Group. During this period he worked in R&D, Product Development/Design/System Engineering and Manufacturing. Mr. Creveling has five U.S. Patents.

He was an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology for 4 years, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering design, product and production system development, concept design, robust design, and tolerance design. Mr. Creveling is also a certified expert in Taguchi Methods.

He has lectured, conducted training and consulted on Product Development Process improvement, Design for Six Sigma Methods, Technology Development for Six Sigma, Critical Parameter Management, Robust Design and Tolerance Design theory and applications in numerous U.S, European and Asian locations. He has been a guest lecturer at MIT, where he assisted in the start up of a graduate course in Robust Design within the MS in System Development & Management program.

Mr. Creveling is the editorial advisor for Prentice-Hall’s Six Sigma for Innovation and Growth Series.

Mr. Creveling holds a BS In Mechanical Engineering Technology and an MS from Rochester Institute of Technology.