Clyde “Skip” Creveling is president and founder of PDSS Inc. (www.pdssinc.com). Since its founding in 2002, Mr. Creveling has led the DFSS initiatives at Merck, Motorola, Carrier Corporation, StorageTek, Cummins Engine, Becton-Dickinson, Mine Safety Appliances, and Callaway Golf. Prior to founding PDSS, Mr. Creveling was an independent consultant, DFSS product manager, and DFSS project manager with Sigma Breakthrough Technologies Inc. (SBTI). During his tenure at SBTI, he served as the DFSS project manager for 3M, Samsung SDI, Sequa Corp., and Universal Instruments.
Previously, Mr. Creveling worked for Eastman Kodak for seventeen years as a product development engineer within the Office Imaging Division. He also spent one-and-a-half years as a systems engineer for Heidelberg Digital as a member of the System Engineering Group. During that time, he worked in R&D, Product Development/Design/System Engineering, and Manufacturing. Mr. Creveling holds five U.S. Patents.
He was an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology for four years, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering design, product and production system development, concept design, robust design, and tolerance design. Mr. Creveling is also a certified expert in Taguchi Methods.
He has lectured, conducted training, and consulted on Product Development Process improvement, Design for Six Sigma Methods, Technology Development for Six Sigma, Critical Parameter Management, Robust Design, and Tolerance Design theory and applications in numerous U.S., European, and Asian locations. He has been a guest lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he assisted in the start-up of a graduate course in robust design within the M.S. program in System Development and Management.
Mr. Creveling has authored or coauthored several books on product design, developing tolerances for products and manufacturing processes, and Six Sigma processes. He is the editorial advisor for the Prentice Hall Six Sigma for Innovation and Growth Series (www.prenhallprofessional.com/sixsigmaforgrowth).
Mr. Creveling holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering technology and an M.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology.