Jack Eaves is head of the Cedar Croft Consulting operations management practice. A professional engineer since 1968 and a management consultant since 1973, Jack has directed innumerable projects within the light manufacturing, distribution and service provider sectors in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia over the course of his career.
Over the years, his common project themes have dealt with the implementation of “best practices,” reorganizations, post-merger integrations and turnkey start-ups. Another more recent theme (since 1996) has been to transfer American and European technologies to Asia on behalf of Western clients.
As a profit-driver, Jack’s extensive professional acumen has upgraded many organizations via enhancements to engineering, product development, manufacturing and quality systems. One milestone project for a market leader was to direct the integration of 17 manufacturing facilities on three continents into one, integrated global system of 11 upgraded facilities.
He is frequently called upon to evaluate corporate business plans, either as part of a formal due diligence, or to improve a corporate planning and control function. Jack is also experienced in all aspects of the corporate renewal process including crisis management and bankruptcy proceedings in both the US and Canada. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in two engineering disciplines.