STEPHEN HYATT, Ph.D., M.B.A., started his engineering career as a process engineer and moved into development. He worked in magnetic material and semiconductor areas and earned a few engineering and quality-related certifications to complement his technical knowledge. His interest in the concepts and practices of business led him to get a master’s in business administration with a focus on finance. Living in the dynamic and culturally diverse area of Silicon Valley inspired him to learn more about the interaction of culture and management styles. He is a published author of engineering and business topics and has spent much of the last few years teaching at Silicon Valley-based universities. He enjoys teaching business strategies, and operations, application of quantitative methods to business, and modeling business processes for productivity and efficiency. Hyatt earned his MBA from Northwestern Polytechnic University and a doctorate from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Procurement and Supply Chain Management