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Dr. Sullivan new director of UAH Office for Operational Excellence
Dr. Sullivan new director of UAH Office for Operational Excellence

Dr. Kenneth Sullivan is the new director of the renamed Office for Operational Excellence (OOE) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

Formerly the Office of Enterprise Innovation and Sustainability, OOE operates within the UAH Research Institute. UAH's Research Institute carries out applied research and engineering programs, principally to meet the needs of Dept. of Defense customers, but with significant related work for NASA and private industry.

As an Institute office, the OOE serves the Dept. of Defense, the U.S. Dept. of Energy, NASA, healthcare, and manufacturing and industry. Clients have included Huntsville Hospital, the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Army Contracting Command-Redstone, the Missile Defense Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) ManTech and PPG Aerospace. OOE can be followed on LinkedIn.



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Research Scientist

Phone: 256-824-2957

Brian Tucker is a Research Scientist in the Office for Enterprise Innovation and Sustainability at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Mr. Tucker has over 17 years of engineering and management experience in various industries including aerospace/defense, automotive, metals, appliances and forest products. His work experience includes roles as Supply Chain Operations Lead, Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Engineer, Lean Trainer/Facilitator, Production Manager, Engineering Services Manager, Manufacturing Engineer and Quality Engineer

Brian has trained and assisted numerous personnel at all levels of various organizations in continuous improvement and enterprise value stream mapping. More recent experience includes providing enterprise supply chain management support and solutions for Department of Defense and NASA as well as productivity improvements by applying lean concepts to business processes within the Department of Energy.

Mr. Tucker has a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Additionally, he is a SCOR Certified Professional, an ISO 9000 Auditor and has direct experience with the DuPont STOP safety program, ISO 14001, TS16949 and specific Six Sigma and lean concepts, such as enterprise value stream mapping, 5S, SMED, TPM and Lean Office.