[SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 05 September 2018] As of 01 September 2018, Kerry Haley
has rejoined the Institute’s Advisory Board and Ram Shenoy will assume the duties of Executive Director.

“We want to thank Kerry for her leadership over the years in support of the Institute’s expansive growth and increasing global influence” said Ram. Kerry will continue to support the institute as a member of the Advisory Board.

The Institute is also pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Spearman will assume the role of Technical Director. Mark was the founder and CEO of Factory Physics Inc. (recently acquired by Strategic Project Solutions) and a member of the Institute’s Technical Committee since its inception.

Prior to founding Factory Physics Inc., Mark was a professor of industrial and systems engineering in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the top-ranked industrial engineering program in the nation. He has served as department head at Texas A&M University and was associate professor of industrial engineering and management sciences at Northwestern University. For more than 15 years, Mark’s research and teachings dealt with manufacturing enterprise integration and supply chain management. Mark is a co-author of the books, Factory Physics, and Factory Physics for Managers. Factory Physics won the 1996 Institute of Industrial Engineers/Joint Publishers Book of the Year award.


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Project Production Institute researches and disseminates knowledge related to the application of operations science for the optimization of complex and critical energy, industrial and civil infrastructure projects.