About: Richard Garrett


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 Author: Richard Garrett

Selected items from resume:


DePauw University 2 years
Purdue University – BS Industrial Engineering (With distinction)
Purdue University – MS Industrial Engineering – Sloan Fellow
Northwestern University – PhD in Operations Management (Applied Math) – NASA Fellow

Teaching Experience:

Mathematical Statistics – Northwestern University (1 semester)
Statistics – Butler University (1 semester)
Clinical Associate Professor of Business – Kelley School of Business, Bloomington IN,

Taught 6.5 years, averaging 180 students per semester
Taught juniors, seniors and second year MBAs
Managed an association of 24 companies called the Leaders Roundtable
Member of Undergraduate Policy Comm.
Member of Undergraduate Honors Committee
Winner of the Most Innovative Teaching Award for the most innovative new MBA course at the Kelley School of Business 1997-1998

Other Educational Experience:

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology – approx. 10 years.   (This is the group that accredits all engineering and technology programs in the US and Canada.)

Management/Consulting Experience/Other

27 years with Eli Lilly and Co. – 24 yrs in general management
 Manager of Systems – Elanco Division
 Manager of Corporate Systems – Eli Lilly Administrative Areas
 Director of Global Market Research – Elanco Division
 Manager of Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing Excellence – Eli Lilly
Was a part-time lobbyist for Eli Lilly – topic: national health insurance
Partner of the Cambrian Consulting Group
Published in Harvard Business Review
Mentored seniors at Arlington High School, Indianapolis -6 years
Have facilitated approximately 55 strategic plans, mostly for nonprofits