Office of the Chairman
Drew Algase, CVS
46004 Litchfield Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
The Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation - Value Engineering | Value Analysis | Value Methodology | Function Analysis Mission
- Create and promote teaching of Value Methodology courses at university level
- Promote public awareness (publications, multimedia, technology transfer programs)
- Encourage research and development through scholarship/grants programs
Articles of Incorporation
The Foundation was incorporated in the District of Columbia. Click on Articles to review them.
Click on Bylaws to review them. (Revised by vote: November 30, 2017)
The Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation - Value Engineering | Value Analysis | Value Methodology | Function Analysis
Board of Directors
Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation - Value Engineering | Value Analysis | Value Methodology | Function Analysis
Members of the Board of Trustees include international leaders of industry, government and academia who have been involved in and have experience in the application of value methodology within their organizations. This Board supports the objectives of the Foundation by:
- Serving as reference to those funding Foundation projects
- Furnishing advice on achieving goals and objectives
- Proposing projects
- Responding to queries concerning their experience with value methodology
Trustees Distinguished VE Experience
The Honorable Leslie L. Byrne
Former Congresswoman from Virginia who was pivotal in the mandating of VE at both State & Federal levels.
Mr. Robert A. Burton
A thirty-year veteran of procurement law and policy development, he served in the Executive Office of the President as Deputy Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), the nation's top career federal procurement official. He also served as Acting Administrator for two years during his seven-year tenure at OFPP.
Dr. Don J. Gerhardt, PE, CVS
Former Director of Value Engineering at Ingersoll Rand. Former Director of the Miles Value Foundation. President of Gerhardt Engineering.
Mr. James O'Brien, CVS
Vice Chairman of O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc.; Former Director, Miles Value Foundation and well known VE author.
Dorine Ann Cleton, CVS
Director, Strategic Advisor, Cleton & Com
James A. Rains, CVS-LIFE FSAVE
Founder of the Advanced Value Group, LLC; past President and CEO of SAVE International; member of the SAVE International College of Fellows, past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the L.D. Miles Value Foundation and Chairman of the General Motors Corporate Value Management Committee.
Don Parker, CVS-Life, FSAVE
In 1977 Don started the Miles Value Foundation as a tax exempt sister organization to SAVE. He established and directed the first Federal Government VE program at the General Services Administration (GSA). He is author of several VE and Cost Management books. He is a Fellow of SAVE since 1987.
Dr. Manabu Sawaguchi,Dr-ENG, CVS-Life
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