Eric currently serves as Principal in the Industrial Manufacturing Strategy Practice and Lead of the Operations Center of Excellence (Ops CoE) at KPMG, LLC. The Ops CoE while national in its engagement, is based out of the firm’s Detroit office and comprised of professionals with industry experience primarily in automotive and increasingly aerospace and other industrial products. In his role, he serves C-suite clients at both large and small companies in cost management, supply chain optimization, procurement, and operating strategy. Additionally, he serves as the firm’s U.S. lead for their global industry 4.0 initiative. Eric and the bulk of his team at KPMG are avid car enthusiasts and have participated in automotive engagements throughout the automotive supply chain. He is also the Partner sponsor and lead of KPMG’s Cleveland Inclusion and Diversity Council, as well as the lead of the Diversity Council for the Columbus Hub, which includes the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Louisville offices.
Prior to working at KPMG, Eric held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Special Metals Welding Products Company in Newton, North Carolina, a subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC). Previously at PCC, he held positions of Vice President of Commercial at the PCC Revert Group, General Manager of McWilliams Forge Company, Division Manager at Huntington Alloys and Vice President of Business Strategy for PCC Forged Products. Prior to PCC, he was an Executive Advisor for international strategy firm, Booz and Company. He has also worked in various positions in metallurgy, quality and operations in the steel industry for LTV steel, International Steel Group, and NorthStar BHP Steel.
Throughout his career and life, Eric has also maintained a dedication to community and civic service. In Cleveland, he currently sits on the boards of Team NEO, Esperanza, Inc, and the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center. Nationally, he previously served on the National Advisory Council of “A Better Chance, Inc.,” a program of which he is an alumni, that helps place underprivileged minority students into top notch secondary schools. Eric has previously been recognized by A Better Chance as a “Rising Star” and Crain’s Cleveland Business as a member of the 2011 “40 Under 40” class.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in materials science and engineering from Stanford University in Stanford, California a Masters of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.