Organization

Contact Information

Office of the Chairman

Drew Algase, CVS

46004 Litchfield Drive

Plymouth, MI 48170

Tel: 734-748-6839


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.


Foundation Bylaws

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

Director Occupation

Drew M. Algase, CVS, FSAVE

Director, Chairman

Value Management Institute of Michigan

Director

Email: valuedma@yahoo.com

Bruce Lenzer, CVS, FSAVE, CQM/OE, CLA, CAQMSA

Director, President

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC

Quality Assurance and Value Engineering Officer

Email: bllenzer@aol.com

James D. Bolton, PE, CVS, PVM, FSAVE

Director, Executive Director

Bolton Value Consulting

President

Email: jim@boltonvalueconsulting.com

James R. Vickers

Director, Treasurer

Raytheon (retired)

VE Manager

Email: jim@jrvickers.com

Stephen J. Kirk, PhD, FAIA, FSAVE, LEED AP, CVS

Director, Vice President Education

Kirk Associates

President

Email: kirkassociates@aol.com

Ginger Adams, CVS, FSAVE, IAF CPF

Director

Advantage Facilitation Services

Principal

Email: Ginger@advantagefacilitation.com

Katherine F. Bethany, CVS

Director

SAVE International

President

Email: bethanykf@mac.com

Tammy Dow, M.Sc.Eng, P. Eng., CVS

Director

AECOM

Value Specialist

Email: Tammy.Dow@aecom.com

Richard Harrington, CVS, FSAVE

Director

Harrington & Associates

President

Email: richardharrington@charter.net

Jay Mandelbaum, D Sc

Director

Institute for Defense Analyses

Research Staff Member

Email: jmandelb@ida.org

Javier Masini, CVS

Director

Advanced Value Group, LLC

President

Email: j.masini@avgconsulting.com

Robert B. Stewart, CVS, PMP, FSAVE

Director

Value Management Strategies

President

Email: rob@vms-inc.com

Istvan Tarjani, CMC, CVS, PVM, TVM

Director

FOKUSZ-2 Economy Development Center Ltd Co

President

Email: fokusz-2@fokusz-2.hu

Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation - Value Engineering | Value Analysis | Value Methodology | Function Analysis

Trustees

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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