Professor Thomas L Holmes Jr., DBA
Professor Holmes has thirty-seven years of combined experience both as a military leader and corporate business executive out of which nine were spent with AMMROC, Etihad and ADAT in Abu Dhabi. He is a former Vice President of Three Aviation Maintenance and Repair Overhaul (MRO) companies with documented success and achievements in leading, managing, and training diverse multi-million dollar businesses from 350 to 4,000 personnel both overseas and in the United States.
He has proven success in enabling organizations to achieve their operational and productivity initiatives. His breadth of experience encompasses: project methodology development, core business practices and process improvements, achieving performance targets, strategic planning and execution, problem solving, streamlining operational procedures,unique ability to define an organization’s critical to quality needs and analyze data to establish and deliver value-added solutions that impact gains to the bottom-line. Professor Holmes is adept at coaching, motivating, team building, facilitation workout, and mentoring others to win support for ambitious program goals that create and drive high productivity.
A certified Lean Master & Six Sigma Executive Master Black Belt while working for GE Aviation. He has been a Keynote Speaker at the Dnata Airport Services 4th World Quality Day in Dubai, Keynote Presentation & Speaker at the ASQ 2nd MEA conference in Dubai, Delivered a panel presentation as the Guest Speaker at the MRO Conference in Duabi on Lean concepts. He is a graduate of Leading Change and Organizational Renewal from Harvard Business School. Collaterally, he teaches as an Adjunct Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the College of Aeronautics – Worldwide.
Thomas possesses a unique ability to define an organization’s critical to quality needs and analyze data to establish, and deliver value-added solutions that impact gains to the bottom-line.
His formal education:
- Doctorate Business Administration, Strategy and Innovation, Capella University (USA)
- Master Business Administration, (w/Honors) Management of Engineering & Technology, Northcentral University (USA)
- Master of Aeronautical Science, (w/Distinction), Aviation Operations & Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (USA)
- Bachelor of Aeronautical Science, Aeronautics (w/Minor in Aviation Business Administration), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (USA)