Dennis C. Byrd
Dennis is the Founder of Beechwood Advisory Group. His career includes thirteen years of industry experience combined with twenty years of consulting experience spanning the process and discrete manufacturing industries including 16 Fortune 500 companies. Prior to founding Beechwood Advisory Group, Inc, Dennis was with the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He has held leadership positions tied to business process transformation, JIT and productivity improvements, plant layout and capital justification, business strategy improvement, operations management, systems implementation, and establishing and maintaining strategic relationships.
Previously, Mr. Byrd managed a discrete consumer food products production facility where he implemented significant process improvements. Building on his “hands-on” perspective of plant operations, Dennis has managed and provided considerable subject matter insight for various process improvement initiatives with several multi-billion dollar clients. Preceding these activities, Mr. Byrd served in various technical / engineering capacities with the chemical operations of a major integrated oil company. In these roles, Dennis initiated and managed process improvements and successful turnarounds for several world-class chemical production facilities..
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Tech
M.B.A., Operations, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.