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"If the last strategic competitive advantage is intellectual assets, i.e. 'people', then the relationship between management and its people must fundamentally change."

~ Peter Solvik ~

CIO Cisco Systems


Meet Our Team...

A Team with Extensive Experience:

Barris Lotterer Management Consulting (BLMC) employs mainly veteran consultants with 10 to 35 years of experience, the majority of whom have worked with brand name consulting firms, sharpening their skills in fundamentally changing the direction of a company towards world-class. The Founding Partners of BLMC each have more than 35 years of experience in strategic planning, manufacturing, engineering, customer service, sales and marketing, general management, and have held senior executive roles in Fortune 500 companies. Senior Management enjoys working with us because we have walked in their shoes and understand the problems they face. We excel at understanding todays fast-pased and complex business environment, as well as working with client teams to create and implement innovative solutions.

Executive Management

+ Ronald Barris

RonMr. Barris is a Founding Partner in Barris Lotterer Management Consulting specializing in High Technology Operations and Strategy, with a focus on the Product Development and Product Fulfillment Processes.

He was the Managing Partner of Pricewaterhouse-Coopers’ Global Semiconductor Industry Practice, and more recently, the Strategist and SVP of Service for Cadence Design Systems. He also spent a significant portion of his earlier career with General Electric’s Power Generation Business in marketing, sales and corporate strategy.

Mr. Barris has held functional and executive management positions in General Management, Operations (manufacturing and engineering), Marketing, Strategic Planning, Sales Engineering, Services, Manufacturing and Project Management. He has spent half of his career involved in International Projects and the development of multinational business relationships. He is considered a thought leader in the design and implementation of Collaborative Product Commerce; the doing of business between global teams and across enterprise boundaries, and in the development of the design chain, the supply chain and the management of those relationships over the product life cycle.

Mr. Barris has a broad Industrial background including Power Generation, Construction Equipment, Integrated Material Handling systems, Electronic Design Automation, Factory Automation Systems, and High Density Disk Drives. Over the years, he has been involved in developing over 180 Factory Automation and Integrated Material Handling Systems. He has consulted as a Trusted Advisor with senior management to improve operations, strategy and functional direction in the Distribution, Computer, Electronics, Disk Drive, Office Equipment, Appliance, Clean Room, Semiconductor Fabrication, Semiconductor Equipment, Pharmaceutical, Construction Equipment, Service, Aerospace, Munitions and Automotive Industries.

He has deep experience in developing business and operational strategy that results in significantly reducing the amount of lead time and investment required to bring new products and service offerings to market and establishing the delivery of products/offerings as a strong strategic element of the Enterprise.

Mr. Barris was a founding member of the Material Handling Research Center at Georgia Tech University and a founding member of the Assembly Automation Manufacturer’s Association. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Union College.


+ James Lotterer

JimJames Lotterer is a founding Partner in Barris Lotterer Management Consulting specializing in Operational Excellence and Change Management, with a focus on the Product Development and Product Fulfillment Processes. He is a former Partner in Coopers & Lybrand's Center for Operations Technology, and has extensive experience applying the techniques of strategic planning, corporate restructuring, turnaround, and implementing world class operational tactics and systems. More recently, he was the Partner in charge of Computer Science Corporation's Aerospace and Defense Consulting Practice, where he helped Aerospace Manufacturers apply e-business and information systems technologies to reengineered processes in order to improve responsiveness, flexibility and cost.

Mr. Lotterer has extensive experience in High Technology, Commercial, and Industrial Manufacturing. He has held both functional and executive positions in General Management, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Business Development. Specific industry experience includes Automotive; Aerospace and Defense; Communications Equipment; Contract Manufacturing; Electronics Assembly and Test; Hybrid Integrated Circuit Manufacturing; Medical Electronics; Metal Fabrication; Machine Tools; Metals Processing; Office Equipment manufacturing; Sports Equipment and Telecommunications.

Mr. Lotterer combines his extensive industry, management and consulting experience to help companies increase competitiveness, through operational restructuring and turn around. He and his partner have restructured over 50 companies in the last 12 years to a lower base cost and competitive basis, and 8 of those clients have saved over $100 million on the bottom line 12 to 18 months after they started.

Mr. Lotterer began his career with Motorola in the communications sector, and went on to lead the quality revolution in Motorola's Automotive Electronics Business Unit. He was instrumental in the development of the six-sigma process and took a leadership role in driving a ten times improvement in overall quality. He held senior manufacturing management positions with Pitney Bowes Electronic Meter and Scales Division, where he was responsible for implementing Just-in-time Manufacturing and Total Quality Management programs; He was an Executive Vice President with Connell Limited Partnership, a $1.5 billion industrial manufacturing company, where he led an operational restructuring effort that resulted in increasing the value of the precision metals division. He was also a Partner in Coopers & Lybrand's Center for Manufacturing Excellence; and Partner in charge of Computer Science Corporation's Aerospace and Defense Consulting Practice.

Mr. Lotterer is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration, with emphasis on General Management.



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