George H. Kuper
George H. Kuper, "President, Council of Great Lakes Industries (CGLI) is a recognized leader in the national effort to establish a productivity growth policy. In 1975, he was nominated by President Gerald Ford and confirmed by the US Senate to serve as executive director of the National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life. In 1978, he joined the General Electric Company. He is the former executive director of the Manufacturing Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences and one of the principal founders of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. Prior to joining CGLI, Kuper spent six years as President of CEO of the Industrial Technology Institute. He has also been the founding principal in four corporations and director of five additional companies." 
"Before joining the CGLI in 1994, George Kuper spent 6 years as President and CEO of the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) – a not-for –profit manufacturing research, development, and deployment organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With a staff of over 130 professionals, under Kuper's leadership ITI became the largest organization of its kind assisting manufacturers in the United States, and became financially self- sufficient through both industrial and governmental contracts...
"In the last decade, Kuper has been chairman of the Working Group on Dual Use Technology policy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, a member of the Board of the Arlington Institute, and the Technology Managerial Program Advisory Committee of the Conference Board. He has also been an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Committee for Economic Development; chairman of the National Association of Manufactures Committee on Productivity; a founder and vice president of the American Productivity Management Association; and a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Council on Trends and Perspectives." 
- Former Director, Arlington Institute
- External Advisory Board, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise