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
Donald E. Parker, PE, CCE, CVS-Life, FSAVE
In 1977 Don started the Miles Value Foundation as a tax exempt sister organization to SAVE in order to donate his text book, VE Theory, and the first college curriculum for Catholic University and Georgia Tech. He served on the Foundation Board for 41 years, first as Chairman for 9 years and then President for 11 years. He was the first VE Manager for the Chesapeake Division of NAVFAC, the Deputy Director of VE for NAVAIR, and then established and directed the first Federal Government VE program at the General Services Administration (GSA). While with GSA he authored SAVE’s first certification program to enable his agency to hire CVS’s.
The Honorable Leslie L. Byrne
Former Congresswoman from Virginia who was pivotal in the mandating of VE at both State & Federal levels.
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.
James O'Brien, CVS
Vice Chairman of O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc.; Former Director, Miles Value Foundation and well known VE author.
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.
Dorine Ann Cleton, CVS
Director, Strategic Advisor, Cleton & Com
Dr. Manabu Sawaguchi, Dr-ENG, CVS-Life
Sawaguchi-san has been an advisor to the Society of Japanese Value Engineering. He has over 30 years of experience in practical technology management, teaching, application and development of Value Engineering (VE), Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and TRIZ in Japan and the Philippines. He has held the following leading roles in Japan: Vice Chairman, Japan TRIZ Association, a member of the Japan Industrial Management Association, the Operations Research Society of Japan, Japan Association for Management Systems and Japan's MOT Society
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