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Oklahoma State University

Foss, Michael



Executive Leader in Logistics Excellence & Transformational Change

·      Implementing operational excellence through transformational change in a stable way. Significant expertise in leading teams, initiatives, projects and operational changes on a large-scale basis. Broad-based experience in logistics, transportation, warehousing and distribution with proven success in motivating and coaching others both internally and externally to achieve great success.


·      BSIE, Texas Tech University

·      Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, University of Villanova

Professional Experience

·      Caterpillar, GM, Global Transportation

·      Amazon, Process Engineering, Continuous Improvement & Logistics Optimization, for Amazon Transportation Services

·      Cameron International, Global Director of Logistics, Export and Import Optimization

·      Weir Oil and Gas, Vice President of Logistics

·      FedEx, Operational excellence, planning, implementation and continuous improvement


·      Leadership

·      Operational Excellence 

·      Optimization 

·      Operations Analysis 

·      Strategic Planning 

·      Continuous Improvement

·      Logistics & Transportation

·      Change Management

Volunteer Organizations

·      The Institute of Industrial and System Engineers (IISE) Past President and Fellow

·      ABET Industry Advisory Council

·      Texas Tech University Distinguished Engineer, College of Engineering Dean’s Council, IMSE Academy and IAB Past Chairman

·      Oklahoma State University Industrial Engineering and Management IAB

·      The Council of Industrial and System Engineers (CISE)

Personal Interests

·      Learning from thought leaders and sharing leadership, motivation and continuous improvement

·      International Travel

·      Football

·      Golf

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