Dr. Paul Rossman’s expansive career includes more than 35 years of experience as an engineer, systems specialist, and educator. Among his achievements are the creation of supply chain systems for major assembly lines and the development of multi-billion dollar innovations using aerospace technologies.
He has contributed expertise to some of America’s largest companies, including Boeing—for which he served as an Engineering Troubleshooter for 25 years—GTE, and General Motors. Of note, Dr. Rossman developed and managed one of the world’s first working enterprise requirements planning (ERP) systems, enabling a division of Grumman Aircraft to triple product production rates.
Dr. Rossman is a former instructor at ITT Tech and the University of Phoenix, where he focused on business and information systems, and leadership and economics, respectively. Through his research, he has found leadership—including active listening and the sharing of energies—to play a critical role in innovations. Recent efforts included working with local colleges in the Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR, areas to bring the concepts of being in the “present” and “shared relevance” into the classrooms.
He became an Onsite Dean for the Youngstown, Ohio Campus of Strayer University in 2011.
Dr. Rossman holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies and a Master of Arts in Computer Education from Gonzaga University. He earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.
He is an experienced downhill ski instructor and team coach.