Clyde "Skip" Creveling, President & Founder
Mr. Creveling is President of PDSS. Since its founding in 2002, Mr. Creveling has led DFSS initiatives at Merck, Motorola, Carrier Corporation, BD, Mine Safety Appliances and Callaway Golf. He has also led a DFSS-enhanced systems engineering initiative at StorageTek and Technology Development for Six Sigma at Cummins Engine. 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.
Mr. Creveling was employed by Eastman Kodak for 17 years as a product development engineer within the Office Imaging Division. He also spent 18 months as a systems engineer for Heidelberg Digital as a member of the System Engineering Group. During this period he worked in R&D, Product Development/Design/System Engineering and Manufacturing. Mr. Creveling has five U.S. Patents.
He was an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology for 4 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 MIT, where he assisted in the start-up of a graduate course in Robust Design within the MS in System Development & Management program.
Mr. Creveling is the editorial advisor for Prentice-Hall's Six Sigma for Innovation and Growth Series. Of the books in the Series, Mr. Creveling is co-author of Six Sigma in Marketing Processes, An Overview for Executives, Leaders & Managers, as well as a comprehensive text on Design For Six Sigma, Design For Six Sigma in Technology and Product Development. He is author of the world's first comprehensive text on developing tolerances, Tolerance Design, also part of the Series. This book focuses on analytical and experimental methods for developing tolerances for products and manufacturing processes. He has also co-authored the text Engineering Methods for Robust Product Design.
Mr. Creveling holds a BS In Mechanical Engineering Technology and an MS from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Kathy Creveling, Treasurer
Ms. Creveling is Treasurer of PDSS Inc. Prior to joining PDSS, she spent 20 years at Kodak and Heidelberg Digital as Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineering Manager, Production Manager and Financial Analyst.
She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and an MBA from the University of Rochester William E. Simon School of Business.
Carol Biesemeyer, Business Manager
As Business Manager, Ms. Biesemeyer is responsible for business development, contract administration, and internal projects. She has held positions as a consultant for computer systems implementations, as an IT Manager at a manufacturing company, and as a Business Analyst at an internet web development firm.
She has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Syracuse University.