Title: Consulting Statistician
Company: ReVelle Solutions, LLC
Location: Orange, California, United States
Jack B. ReVelle, Ph.D., Consulting Statistician at ReVelle Solutions, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the engineering industry.
Dr. ReVelle commenced his career as an administrative assistant for General Dynamics in Fort Worth, TX, in 1970, holding the role for one year. A consulting engineer in Denver, CO, for the following year, he then served as chair of decision sciences at the University of Nebraska from 1972 to 1977 and dean of the School of Business and Management at Chapman University from 1977 to 1979. Soon thereafter, he was a senior staff engineer at the McDonnell Douglas Space Systems in Huntington Beach, CA, from 1979 to 1981, head of manufacturing, training and development and senior statistician at Hughes Aircraft Company in Fullerton, CA, from 1981 to 1986, and corporate manager of research and development at Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles, CA, from 1986 to 1988. He spent the latter half of his career with various corporations, such as Raytheon Missile Systems Company and Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, having been a consulting statistician with ReVelle Solutions, LLC, in Santa Ana, CA, since 1999 and an adjunct faculty at the University of California, Irvine, since 2008.
To prepare for his career, Dr. ReVelle earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Purdue University in 1957 and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in industrial engineering and management from Oklahoma State University in 1965 and 1970, respectively. During his tenure, he authored and co-authored numerous texts and developed the QFD/Pathway software in 1998. Notably, he co-authored the “Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health” in 1987 and the third edition of the “Mechanical Engineers Handbook” in 2005. Prior to the inception of his career, he served in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force, where he was on a joint service assignment with the Defense Nuclear Agency in Washington, DC. He also served in Japan.
Over the course of his 50-year long career, Dr. ReVelle pursued opportunities in multiple career fields, including the military, academia, industry, consulting, webinars, webcasts, telecasts and publishing, among other professions. Expressing actions that were timely, dependable and professional, he was always forthcoming with his clients and shared his breadth of knowledge in the forms of in-person discussions, books and professional journals, and electronic media. He was initially inspired to enter the field due to the research he conducted in professionals who preceded him and what they accomplished to advance the understanding and practice of statistical science.
In an effort to remain abreast of developments within his profession, Dr. ReVelle maintained affiliation with several organizations, including the Institute of Industrial Engineers as senior vice president, regional vice president and treasurer, and the American Society for Quality as co-chair of the total quality management committee. He also served as director of the Aerospace, Space and Defense Division, having also notably been deemed a fellow of the American Society for Quality from 1990 to 1992.
In light of his myriad accomplishments, Dr. ReVelle has accrued several accolades and honors. The recipient of the Melvin R. Lohmann Medal from the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University, he was also inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame by Purdue University and won the Akao Prize from the QFD Institute. Likewise, the National Institute of Standards and Technology with the Department of Commerce honored him with the National Quality Award, and the American Supplier Institute presented him with the Taguchi Recognition Award. Earlier in his career, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Economics Development Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Married with two children, Dr. ReVelle spends a significant portion of his time dedicated to civic activities. Affiliated with the SCORE Association in Santa Ana since 2005, he previously served the organization as chair, first vice chair and second vice chair. Previously sitting on the advisory board of the department of industrial and systems engineering at Ohio University, he served in the same capacity for California Polytechnic State University for 15 years and was on the board of directors of the Association for Quality and Participation in Cincinnati, OH, for one year. He has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.
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