Michael S. Smith Sr.



Fairview Heights, IL

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Mike is a Director and St. Louis market lead for the Defense Segment where he leads USTRANSCOM and Scott AFB engagements focusing on supply chain improvement, process improvement, finance, data visualization as well as strategy and strategic initiatives. Mike has over 35 years of USAF and consulting experience including extensive domestic and international experience in the defense, paper, automotive manufacturing, and apparel industries. 

Prior to joining Guidehouse, Mike spent 25 years in the USAF flying C-130, KC-135 and T-37 aircraft. His staff experience included USEUCOM and the Pentagon and culminated in his helping develop and run the USAF Continuous Process Improvement program known as AFSO21. Mike retired from the USAF in 2010 and began his industry experience as President and CEO of a Lean Consulting firm bringing CPI focused Management Consulting to the USAF, and multiple industries within the US and overseas.

M.S., Industrial Production and Operations Management, University of Arkansas
M.A, Strategy, USAF Air War College
B.S., Business Administration, The Citadel

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