Steve has 30 years' experience in driving breakthrough improvement in cost, quality, and delivery for manufacturing companies. He also has deep experience in direct material sourcing and outsourcing, as well as design and technical-cost reduction. His clients benefit from his optimization of their manufacturing strategies through stock-keeping-unit rationalization, make-versus-buy decisions, and manufacturing-footprint analysis. Steve then applies our lean acceleration process to dramatically improve performance within the four walls of the client's plant. Prior to joining AlixPartners, Steve was with A.T. Kearney. He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the College of William and Mary.