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J. Chris White

Sr. Program Manager, DESE Research, Inc., Huntsville, AL, USA


Chris has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, process improvements, and organizational design. Most of his work is in the defense industry, federal and local government agencies, and non-profits. He has a passion for helping organizations structure themselves to get the best performance. Chris is a published author and speaks frequently at conferences around the world.

Chris was born and raised in Dallas, TX and now resides in Rockwall, TX with his wife and two daughters. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a Senior Program Manager at DESE Research and the president of ViaSim Solutions. Previous positions include VP of Technology & Operations Risk Management at Bank of America, Sr. Director of Business Insights at CROSSMARK, Manager of New Business Development at L-3, and Manager of TQM at Raytheon. His certifications include Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Sensei, and Project Management Professional (PMP).

In addition to these roles, he is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Chris has published numerous articles in the fields of leadership, TQM, Six Sigma, project management, strategic management, and simulation. His books include Strategic Quality Management (Thomson Learning, 1998, re-published by Cengage Learning, 2007, ISBN 978-1426636783), The Dynamic Progress Method: Using Advanced Simulation to Improve Project Planning and Management (CRC Press, a division of Taylor & Francis, 2016, ISBN 978-1466504370) and his most recent book Structured for Success: What Leaders Need to Know to Build and Sustain Effective Organizations. (Routledge, a division of Taylor & Francis, 2018, ISBN 978-1498764407).

Participating Organizations at the Lean & Six Sigma  World Conference

Government Agencies

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health & Human Svcs.
  • Department of Homeland Security

  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • NASA
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Pentagon
  • U.S. Air Force

  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Veterans Affairs
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers


  • AIG
  • Alcoa
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America Corp
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bayer Corporation
  • BMW
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bose Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Cardinal Health
  • Caterpillar
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Chevron
  • Cisco Systems
  • Coca-Cola
  • Comcast
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Disney
  • Dow Chemical

  • Dr Pepper 
  • Duracell
  • Dupont
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Fedex
  • Ford Motor
  • General Electric 
  • General Motors
  • Gillette
  • Goodyear Tire
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honeywell
  • Humana
  • IBM
  • Kohler
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy’s
  • M&M/Mars
  • ManpowerGroup
  • Maytag Appliances
  • Mercedes
  • Merck
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Motorola
  • NASA
  • Nestle 
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PepsiCo
  • Philip Morris International
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Pfizer
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Prudential
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls Royce Allison
  • Target
  • Johnson & Johnson 
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Shell
  • Siemens
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Staples
  • Tesla
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Qualcomm
  • Underwriter Laboratories
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • United Technologies
  • Union Pacific
  • UPS
  • USAA
  • Verizon
  • Walmart
  • Wells Fargo
  • Westinghouse
  • Whirlpool
  • Xerox


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