Gary Langenwalter

“Your consultation during the period in which we were choosing the ERP system is still paying off. The “buy-in” to the ERP implementation (on-going, of course) as a result of your consultation has helped change the culture at Guill Tool for the better. The collaborative atmosphere seems natural.” Diane Guillemette VP Sales and Marketing. Guill Tool, W. Warwick, RI

Gary presenting 100315A native Oregonian, Gary Langenwalter has consulted on four continents with hundreds of clients, both for-profit and not-for-profit, ranging in size from 15 employees to R.R. Donnelley and the US Army. He helps clients envision the future that they are called to create (their purpose), then unleash the passion and creativity of their people to attain that vision. Gary is a superb facilitator and a whole systems thinker who increases collaboration throughout an organization. Before starting his own practice, he was a consulting manager with KPMG Peat Marwick and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and an IT director and ERP implementation manager at Faultless Caster.

Gary’s experience includes:

  • Helping clients use Vantage Point organizational health assessment to improve their organization’s health and effectiveness (this can reduce turnover, help attract and retain the best and brightest, and improve the financial bottom line)
  • Designing and facilitating strategic planning retreats
  • Coaching executives to improve their effectiveness
  • Leading the changeover from a hierarchical command-and-control culture to Lean self-managed work teams, with improvements in operational metrics (waste reduction, customer satisfaction, etc.)
  • Implementing Triple Bottom Line (people, planet, profits) sustainability, with a 400% ROI
  • Implementing Lean, achieving reductions in waste, lead times, etc.
  • Creating consensus and cooperation between rival divisions
  • Adjunct faculty at George Fox MBA program, including courses on operations management, organization systems, and consulting to non-profits.

Gary has written several books and professional courses.

Current involvements include:

  • Member of Oregon Organization Development Network (OODN); board member for 5 years
  • Leading pro-bono organization development consulting projects for OODN clients
  • Member of the OODN team that developed “Vantage Point”, an organizational health assessment, over a 5 year period
  • Teaching certification review courses for ASCM (formerly known as APICS) – the supply chain management association
  • Member and Ambassador, McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman of the Board, Juliette’s House (focused on preventing and healing child abuse).

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