As Director of the Office for Enterprise Innovation and Sustainability at UAHuntsville, Dr. Killingsworth conducts research in global enterprise operations, manufacturing and supply chain design and optimization, enterprise software and master data management, product lifecycle management, lifecycle cost analysis and estimation, lean enterprise and new product development. Clients and research sponsors include government and defense organizations and many companies in the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries.
As Executive Director of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation, Dr. Killingsworth works with industry and government agencies in identifying, developing and implementing strategies and technologies for improved global enterprise performance. The Forum meets several times a year at MIT and twice a year in Europe.
Over the past six years, Dr. Killingsworth has worked extensively with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army Materiel Command, Army Aviation and Missile Command, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency, aviation and aerospace OEM's and first, second, and third tier aviation suppliers. Dr. Killingsworth has conducted research in demand planning and forecasting, supply chain security, life cycle cost estimation, operational and financial impacts of improved reliability, network planning, inventory strategies and integrated production planning.
Dr. Killingsworth has 25 years of experience in management, engineering and operations consulting. He founded Killingsworth Associates, a management consulting firm that was based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His firm conducted consulting assignments across the United States, as well as in Europe and Africa, specializing in strategic planning, supply chain design, continuous improvement processes, business case analyses, budgeting and capitalization.
Dr. Killingsworth attended MIT for graduate school and was a National Science Foundation Fellow. At MIT, he received the S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics specializing in optimization and control theory. He was elected to the MIT chapter of Sigma Xi, the research honor society. His Ph.D., also from MIT, was in a joint program of the School of Engineering and the Sloan School of Management. Dr. Killingsworth received the B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with highest honor from Auburn University. At Auburn, he received the President's Award and the Outstanding Engineering graduate award and was selected to Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering Honor Society) and Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society).
Dr. Killingsworth has been invited to give keynote addresses in Australia, Austria, Germany, UK and Russia and has spoken at many conferences including the Defense Manufacturing Conference, the Aerospace Industries Association Product Support Conference and the Microsoft High Tech Summit.