Founder & CEO
Adil F. Dalal is the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions International®, LLC and serves on the Board of the ‘Human Development & Leadership’ division of ASQ and on the Executive Steering Committee for Patriots4OutHeroes. He is an award-winning author, innovative sensei leader, humanitarian and a radio show host. He is the winner of “2014 Global Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality & Leadership” by World Quality Congress & Awards.
Adil’s book, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence™ is the winner of the 2014 Shingo Research & Professional Publication Award and also 2013 Axiom Business Book Medal in the category of Operations Management, Lean and Continuous Improvement. He is also the author of “A Legacy Driven Life”, and a co-author of “The Lean Handbook, ASQ” and “Changing Our World”.
Adil has over 18 years of hands-on experience and track record of delivering breakthrough solutions for systems, processes and human resources that have dramatically enhanced organizational performance; resulted in profits ranging from $1 million to over $50 million; and positioned organizations for long-term success. He has led over 300 lean transformations and other M&A, strategic and tactical initiatives for Fortune 100 and other companies in USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe Asia and Africa across numerous industries. His mastery has made Adil a sought after strategic business partner, consultant and corporate coach as he continues to drive excellence by implementing strategies for growth and long-term success.
Adil is pursuing his PhD degree in Performance Psychology and holds 2 Master’s degrees and numerous certifications, including a Certified Project Manager (PMP), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Lean Bronze Professional (LBC) and Certified Executive Coach (BCC).
Executive Team / Board of Advisors
Mr. Carleton Smith has a BSEE and MEA. He worked in the electronics industry for forty years. He retired as the VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing from a Fortune 500 corporation. Prior to that assignment, he was the general manager of two manufacturing plants in mainland China. His career included numerous business turn-around assignments; i.e., fixing sub-par operations by identifying their problems and then making them profitable. He was also successfully involved in numerous acquisition and mergers of companies. His executive training included studies at Harvard, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Texas A&M universities. He has been a volunteer counselor with Austin SCORE for eight years.
Bill Scherkenbach's executive career has spanned from operations and quality management to world-class enterprises, multinational high-technology organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. A student and colleague of Dr. W Edward Deming, he brings a passion for consistent success in improving quality while reducing cost. William has provided his technical and transformational leadership Dell, Lexmark, Tokai Rika, Samsung, Liteon Technologies, Ford, GM, US Departments of Defense and Energy are a few of the organizations that have benefited from my technical and transformational leadership. Extensive European and Pacific Rim (China, Taiwan (Ex-Pat), Singapore, India, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan) supply chain experience.
Materials Engineer pos graduated on Metallurgical Engineering with 35 years of experience on the automotive segment. Solid background on operations as well as main executive in Brazil and Europe. General Manager of Eaton Transmission Div Europe and Japan (2001-2003), General Manager and Vice President of Eaton Corp for South America (2004-2007). Board member of Supplier Council of General Motors South America (2004-2007). Main Partner of MB Consultants since 2008. Director of Brazil Metals Association since 2009, Board member of SAE Brazil since 2007. Chairman of Grupo Engenho board.
Graduated Bachelor of Science, Chemistry - University of Sao Paulo Brazil, Bachelor of Chemical Technology - Escola Politecnica University of Sao Paulo, Master of Chemistry Education - University of Sao Paulo and Latex Technology Lehigh University PA, USA. Executive with experience in General Management & CEO positions working for domestic and global companies including DuPont, Akzo Nobel, PPG and Carbono Group. Board Member of CSM Worldwide and Mariaca & associates (Lee Hetch Harrison and Inter Search global partners). Currently is Director of BD at Ecotech Group and Board Member of Grupo Engenho.
Graduated in Statistics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, and is MBA in Administration from Universidade de Sao Paulo - USP. Paulo Cardamone has been working for the automotive industry for more than 30 years. He worked for worldwide and local companies managing marketing, strategic planning and product development areas, as well as coordinating operations designed to attend the auto parts market for car makers, and internal and external market distributors.
Pinnacle CEO Adil Dalal's Events and Teams
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