Vice President, AI Technologies, The Colony, FL, USA
Mitch Johnson - Vice President Marketing & Operations Mitch Johnson is a consultant and business leader with 34 years’ experience delivering results, specializing in Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methods and tools to drive operations, business and organizational performance improvement. He served as Vice President for George Group Consulting (acquired by Accenture) where he led consulting practice operations and client services delivery across manufacturing, service, and government sectors. Today Mitch leads AIT’s ongoing work supporting clients’ practical application of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions focused on improving readiness and mission success, reducing cycle time and operating costs, increasing production throughput and on-time delivery.
Deploying AI in the weapons systems maintenance, logistics and sustainment space is a profound breakthrough for driving critical readiness for tasking levels. From 2004 to 2011 Mitch led George Group consulting efforts within the Department of Defense (DoD) and US Navy, including work with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), and DoD’s #1 acquisition priority MRAP Program. During this period his teams delivered over 270 NAVAIR training events for over 15000 active duty and civilian employees to build sustainable workforce capability for driving continuous cost-wise mission readiness improvements. 23 NAVAIR employees were certified as Master Black Belts; a first of its kind undertaking and accomplishment in the Federal government. His consultant teams were deployed across numerous nationwide operating sites working jointly with client personnel to undertake critical projects involving a wide range of weapons systems, including F-18, AV-8B, and P-3, as well as the MRAP personnel transport.
Substantial cost savings and cost avoidance were quantified across the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), as well as major improvements realized in the form of process cycle time, product quality and reliability, workforce productivity, throughput and on-time delivery, and aircraft readiness for tasking levels. Mitch Johnson was a key contributor to the growth of George Group’s support for its Federal clients and was recognized for his creativity and thought leadership. He is a former recipient of the George Group President’s Award for Engagement Leader of the Year and the George Group Vice President’s Award for New Product Development Thought Leadership. Before joining the George Group in 1996, Mitch spent 11 years with General Dynamics (later Lockheed Martin) in Fort Worth, TX … serving as an Industrial Engineer and Project Manager supporting F-111, F-16, and Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 Programs. Mitch Johnson is an accomplished Master Black Belt and earned his BS degree with honors in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University (OSU) as well as an MBA with honors in Operations Management from The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Today he remains an active 6-year member of the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s Strategic Advisory Board. Mitch and his family have called the Dallas-Fort Worth area home since 1985.