MARK J. KIEMELE


President and Co-founder of Air Academy Associates, Mark has more than 30 years of teaching and consulting experience. Having trained, consulted, and mentored more than 25,000 leaders, scientists, engineers, managers, trainers, practitioners, and college students from more than 20 countries, he is world-renowned for his Knowledge Based KISS (Keep It Simple Statistically) approach to teaching statistical methods to practitioners. Mark’s list of global clients include such high-profile companies as Sony, Microsoft, GE, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grumman, Woodward, Honeywell/AlliedSignal, and Samsung.
Mark earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from North Dakota State University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Dr. Kiemele has been involved in the origin and evolution of Six Sigma, as he helped train the first Six Sigma Black Belts at the Six Sigma Research Institute at Motorola and has helped deploy and implement Six Sigma at more than 60 companies worldwide.

In addition to many published technical papers, Mark has co-authored the books Basic Statistics: Tools for Continuous Improvement, Knowledge Based Management (KBM), Applied Modeling and Simulation: an Integrated Approach to Development and Operation, the AT&T Bell Labs book entitled Network Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis, and most recently Lean Six Sigma: A Tools Guide. He is also the editor of the text Understanding Industrial Designed Experiments.

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