Build-To-Demand, Inc.

About Us

Dr. Greg Diehl

President and Chief Scientist

Dr. Diehl received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1984 and has been involved with developing and using software for manufacturing system improvement ever since. He was the principle investigator for seven Small Business Innovation Research grant awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He has consulted with manufacturers from around the country on manufacturing projects ranging from metal cutting to chip manufacturing to paper machinery manufacturing. His primary responsibility at Build-To-Demand, Inc. is to develop software tools in support of Next Generation Lean principles

Paul D. Ericksen

Adjunct Professional

Paul retired from John Deere in 2006 after 30 years of service. He later went on to serve as Oshkosh Truck's first Chief Procurement Officer and to lead a Department of Defense Supply Chain flexibility initiative. During his time at Deere, Paul and his team developed metrics and tools that would lead to formalization of "Next Generation Lean," based on the idea that "the closer a company can 'Build-To-Demand,' the Lean- er they are." With the formation of Build-To-Demand, Inc. in 2011, Paul's goal is to work closely with manufacturers of all sizes to facilitate a quick and effective transition to Next Generation Lean practices through the use of Build-To-Demand, Inc. tools.

Dr. Michael Burstein

Adjunct Professional

Michael is.. TPE.

Sean Larson

Adjunct Professional

Sean is a young professional, self-coined Industrepreneur or engineer-entrepreneur, who relentlessly pursues opportunities that seek to advance the current-state of US Manufacturing by increasing the collective knowledge and standardizing best practices via software. His projects include designing software to help companies visualize their critical-path and bringing an enterprise software to market. To date, he is most proud of work that led to a supplier and OEM receiving recognition from the White House Industrial Panel.