...leadership

Michael J. Dreikorn - President

Michael Dreikorn has extensive leadership experience in various industry segments, both public and private sector. His personal focus has been on the dynamics of social organizations and organizational performance. Throughout his years of global experience, Michael has applied the concepts and tools of Integrated Performance Leadership to develop integrated solutions to business improvement.

Michael has extensive experience in high-tech industries, and most notably in the aerospace industry. His aircraft familiarization includes space vehicles, general aviation, commercial transport, and military aircraft, for both fixed and rotor wing applications.

His capabilities in performance improvement includes methods and tools learned in Japan, throughout Europe as well as applied in the U.S.  Having led numerous high-impact process improvement projects, Michael has earned the certification as Executive Master Black Belt.

Some of Michael's past leadership positions include:

  • Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Integrity
    Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies Corporation)
  • Deputy Division Manager (AIR-201)
    Production & Airworthiness Division of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington D.C
  • Director Operations and Quality
    Edge Technologies
  • Director Operations and Quality
    Buderus Sell Aviation
  • Other leadership positions at:
    • McDonnell Douglas
    • Northrop Electronics
    • U.S. Army

His educational accomplishments include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Masters of Science in Management from Friends University
  • Doctorate in Education (in dissertation phase) in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University's Executive Leadership Program

He also holds/has held professional certificates, which include:

  • Performance Review Institute - NADCAP (SAE) - Board Member ('98-'02)
  • KPMG Quality Registrar - Technical Advisory Committee ('96-present)
  • Society for Organizational Learning (at MIT) - Research Committee Member ('98-'02)
  • American Society for Quality; Aviation, Space and Defense Division - Chair
  • International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) - Council Member ('98-'02)
  • Government and Industry Quality Liaison Panel - GIQLP ('96-'98)

Author of:

  • Aviation Industry Quality Systems: ISO 9000 and the Federal Aviation Regulations (Quality Press/TSI, 1995) (also available in Japanese from the Japan Defense Institute)
  • The Synergy of One: Creating Sustainable High-Performing Organizations through Integrated Performance Leadership (Quality Press 2003)
  • Under development: Corporate Know-how: Measuring up organizational knowledge capability

He also hold professional certificates, which include:

  • FAA Manufacturing DAR authorization
  • FAA Inspection Authorization
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License
  • RAB and IRCA Lead Auditor- Aerospace (no longer active)
  • US Dept of Labor Journeyman Status as Helicopter Mechanic

 

 

 
 

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