...Patrick Karbon is a Senior Consultant with Linkage, Inc. with significant practical experience in helping client organizations achieve results through improved processes, systems and performance while managing change in a turbulent environment, working extensively in the areas of lean manufacturing and quality management systems.Patrick
has over twenty years of experience in identifying necessary skill sets and systematically delivering supporting training in automotive manufacturing, distribution, service, and parts.He
has conducted training in Cognitive and Performance Measurement as adjunct at the University of North Texas
and participates actively in curriculum design / development for lean manufacturing and operations management.Prior to joining Linkage, Patrick managed the development, delivery, and evaluation of training for the Chrysler Group Sales and Marketing organization.He
was instrumental in identifying and aligning business needs with the dealership fixed operations training curriculum, improving CSI and throughput.
Patrick's education and experience are focused on training and instructional design, with special interests in automotive, aerospace and marine.He
launched the air-and-space manufacturing forum during his
tenure with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
and remains active in both general aviation and marine applications. Patrick earned his BS degree in Organizational Development at General Motors Institute, an MS in Administration from Central Michigan University, and his Ph.D. in Applied Technology, Training and Development from the University of North Texas.He currently serves as adjunct professor in the colleges of Business, Management, and Manufacturing at three Michigan-based Universities.