COL (Ret) Terry Klinker is a Senior Lecturer with the Management Sciences Department in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He has an MBA and BS in Ceramic Engineering, both from The Ohio State University, and a MA in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He joined the Fisher College in 2007. Mr. Klinker has held management positions with Corning, Inc., Thomson Multimedia (now Technicolor), and Toledo Engineering. His 25+ years in industry include extensive experience in six sigma, lean, project management, process optimization, and organizational change. As an officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, COL Klinker deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, serving as the base engineer for USCENTCOM forward for 18 months. He was called up in support of Hurricane Katrina/Rita recovery efforts in 2005, serving as the USACE representative at USNORTHCOM. He assumed the role of Partnership of the Americas Engagement Taskforce (PAET) Commander in 2008, organizing and directing a joint operation in Honduras with a mission to develop local infrastructure, build/improve schools, and bring healthcare resources (medical/dental/veterinary) to populations with limited access.
Areas of Expertise
Lean & Six Sigma, Operations Strategy, Project Management, Organizational & Process Optimization