Vernon L. Grose, BS, MS, DSc
Described in Business Week
as a founding father of the application of systems methodology to managing risk, he
enjoys worldwide recognition as an authority in that field.
His interdisciplinary perspective on the subject is based on over 50 years of personal involvement - having served as an executive in three major corporations, university professor in Europe as well as the United States, and consultant to such firms as AT&T, EXXON, and IBM.
Holding a BS in Physics, MS in Systems Management, and honorary DSc, he was a member of the Applied Physics Staff at The Boeing Company from 1952-59, where he performed the first Boeing tests that combined three dynamic environments simultaneously and wrote the development test program for the Minuteman ICBM.
originated the widely-adopted SMART (Systems Methodology Applied to Risk Termination) technique for managing every type of risk - legal, political, social, economic, and technological - which was successfully utilized to combat terrorism at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
was affiliated with Litton Industries in 1959-62 as Director of Reliability
as well as Program Manager for Project SPARR
, an Air Force program of basic and applied research on space system problems.
In 1962, he joined Northrop Ventura as Director of Applied Technology - responsible for all engineering test activities and the disciplines of chemistry, metallurgy, reliability, configuration management, and value engineering on the Earth Landing Systems for NASA Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo.
As Chief of Reliability
, a division of Rockwell Corporation
involvement in the Gemini and Apollo Programs.
is a FOX News Contributor and was being interviewed just as UAL
175 impacted the World Trade Center Tower 2 on 11 September 2001.
viewpoints have been published in such periodicals as Time
, USA Today
, US News & World Report
, Chicago Tribune
, Los Angeles Times
, Washington Post
, and Christian Science Monitor