Patrick A. Hillberg Ph.D.

Biography

​As author and speaker Pat addresses organizational dysfunction and how it inhibits innovation and leads to unintended scandals. He brings decades of industry experience in advanced manufacturing and managing product lifecycles. 


He teaches graduate courses in engineering management at Oakland University, and was recently the Workforce Development lead for Siemens PLM. He collaborates with industry, academia and workforce organizations to develop talent management strategies, and is an advisor to numerous education and workforce committees. 


He received a
B.S. in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University, an
M.S.E. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a
Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Oakland University.

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  • He has decades of industry experience in designing, developing and leading teams in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Digital Manufacturing, Process Planning, Robotics and Machine Vision applications in Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Automotive, Construction, Packaging and other industries.

  • He teaches a graduate course in engineering management called Product Lifecycle Management, and covers "big-vision" business drivers behind PLM, including Systems Thinking, Disruptive Innovation, Organizational Change, and Agility.

  • He collaborates with industry, academia and workforce organizations to develop talent management strategies, and is an advisor to numerous education and workforce committees.

Philosophical View

"If we want better products, we need better cultures" 

We must recognize the following:

  • Decomposition Leads to Dysfunction

  • Dysfunction Inhibits Innovation and leads to Scandalous Products

  • Collective Learning is Key

 
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