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Expert in Product Development, QFD, QA Professional Value Services

Expert ID: 720146 Minnesota, USA

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Expert (pronounced Seeverson, ) is a Certified Value Specialist with expertise in product, process, and systems development, with an emphasis on value, quality, and cost. He is very skilled in many facets of his field, including value management and assurance, value analysis/engineering, and systems value analysis. He is equally knowledgeable of quality function deployment, also known as "house of quality." He has worked on over 700 projects in productivity, cost, and quality improvements for many businesses, with a proven track record of millions of dollars of cost savings, and performance, and quality improvement. Expert is intimately familiar with Principles and Applications of Value Engineering, Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering (CAVE), and Management of Value Engineering. He is also very knowledgeable regarding project and cost management, design to cost, and quality assurance, and is conversant with concurrent and simultaneous engineering, product innovation, and creativity. He is also skilled in team building and project leadership.


Expert has taught quality function deployment (QFD) to over 100 companies, and has guided the applications of QFD on over 100 projects, ranging from large electromechanical systems, to molecules, to administrative systems and service organizations. He has equal skills in integrating QFD and value analyses to assure that you are developing the right product/service in the most cost effective manner. He is especially aware of the discipline necessary to implement the QFD process throughout an organization.

Expert has worked on hundreds of product, process, and service projects in productivity, cost, and quality improvements for many businesses. The results are a proven track record of millions of dollars in cost savings, enhanced performance, and improved quality.

Expert's work on numerous product and service development programs resulted in millions of dollars in cost savings. He is adept in project and cost management, design to cost, quality assurance, and value analysis. He is conversant with concurrent and simultaneous engineering, as well as product innovation and creativity. In addition, he is skilled in team building and project leadership.

Expert has extensive experience in many facets of this field, including value management and assurance, value analysis/engineering, and systems value analysis. He is proficient in project and cost management, design to cost, and quality assurance.

Expert has extensive experience working with professional purchasing organizations and companies on supplier cost improvement. He has authored numerous articles on supplier cost improvement and integrating quality and cost certification programs.

Expert has been involved with the management of projects ranging in size from small 100-activity projects to those with several thousand. He has worked with projects in productivity, cost, and quality improvements for many businesses with millions of dollars in cost savings. He is intimately familiar with value engineering, value analysis, quality function deployment, and innovation. He is familiar with cost management, design to cost, and quality assurance, as well as concurrent and simultaneous engineering and product and process creativity.

Expert has studied creativity and innovation since 1966. He is a life member of the Creativity Education Foundation. His knowledge and experience include the basic concepts of why and how people create, the principles of creative problem solving, a wide range of creative problem solving methodologies and idea gathering techniques, and how to implement ideas.


Expert's company has more than 40 years of consulting experience servicing more than 100 companies in diverse industries. The company prevents clients from the expense of "reinventing the wheel" and helps develop an improvement program to the full effectiveness in minimum time.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Business/Operations Management Institution: University of St. Thomas
Year: 1963 Degree: B.S. Subject: Business Math/Physics Institution: University of Minnesota

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1980 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Owner Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1973 to 1980 Employer: Kraus-Anderson General Contractors Title: Director of Administration Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1970 to 1973 Employer: Washington Scientific Industries Title: Production Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1964 to 1970 Employer: Whirlpool Corporation Title: Value Analyst/Product Superintendent Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1963 to 1964 Employer: Boeing Company Title: Program Management Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member and has presented papers and lectures at the meetings of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), and the Creative Education Foundation (life member).
Professional Appointments
He is a Fellow of the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) and has received numerous awards from that organization, including Value Engineer of the Year (1970), and National Vice President for four years. He is currently SAVE's National Liaison to the health care industries.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has written over 50 published articles.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert's company develops training courses and materials to support products and service the development process. Some of the training programs provided include quality function deployment (QFD), the product development process, the creative process, concept generation, project/product management, and value analysis/engineering.
Marketing Experience
Expert's firm, Professional Value Services (PVS), facilitates voice of the customer focus groups, evaluates voice of the customer information, and develops product/service plans and specifications from the voice of the customer. The group has also facilitated creativity sessions to search for customer "Wows." Additionally, PVS leads teams through the entire development process.

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