John Cachat is a visionary and an expert in developing information technology and operational excellence strategies for large and small organizations. Mr. Cachat is often sought out for his expertise by large consulting firms, like IBM Consulting, government agencies, and the US FDA, and professional and trade organizations for his leadership. Mr. Cachat specializes in strategies to integrate of ERP, PLM, SCM, and MES technologies. Mr. Cachat received a BSIE degree at the General Motors Institute (GMI – now Kettering University) in Flint, MI specializing in Operations Research and received recognition for both the Entrepreneur of the Year and Outstanding Alumni Achievement awards from Kettering. John also holds a MSIE degree from Texas A & M University, specializing in automated manufacturing. In addition, he is a Certified Quality Engineer and with the American Society of Quality. John is the past Chairman of ASQ Section 0814.