Steve's education has continually centered on his interest in
the global convergence of business and
technology. In fact, his consulting company,
founded and trademarked over a dozen years ago, is named GLOBALTECH.
His undergraduate degree is in Electrical Engineering
with a manufacturing concentration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy,
NY. His year-long senior project included running a
manufacturing team of twenty-five to build an entire line to
fabricate and assemble kitchen spatulas from raw steel and
plastic feedstock, involving robots, automated tools, and a
variety of sophisticated systems.
Steve's MBA is also from RPI and included exchange semesters in Japan, at
the only school offering graduate management courses at the
time in Japan - the International University of Japan in
rural Niigata prefecture. His went to Japan to follow his interests in global trade,
in learning Japanese, and taking
an opportunity to study the world leader in lean
manufacturing at the time.
Steve's employment during his undergraduate studies included co-op positions totaling over a year in two different factories, making
military electronics and auto parts. For the former,
Steve was involved in an Air Force research project called
ManTech in the mid 1980's to vastly increase the ability to
produce sophisticated electronics for military use.
Steve's role included designing and building sophisticated
automated soldering systems, along with building plating
data management systems.
The second co-op involved designing control systems for
heavy machinery in a textile plant making trunk liners for
General Motors. Steve designed a production line
management system and worked on commissioning a variety of