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Dr. Vernon L. Grose

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Local Address: Canoga Park, California, United States

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  • BS , Physics
  • MS
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Vernon L. Grose, BS, MS, ..., 16 Feb 2012 [cached]
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.
He 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.
Dr. Grose 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 at Rocketdyne, a division of Rockwell Corporation, he continued his involvement in the Gemini and Apollo Programs.
Dr. Grose is a FOX News Contributor and was being interviewed just as UAL 175 impacted the World Trade Center Tower 2 on 11 September 2001. His 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.
FEB66.htm, 11 Sept 2011 [cached]
Vernon L. Grose, whose background is in physics, is head of the Reliability Staff at Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, California. Reliability has developed into quite a science with the entry of the United States into space exploration. With success dependent upon the perfect functioning of thousands of components and sub-systems, the dependability of each link of the chain becomes a most important study. Vernon has a long string of published papers on the subject, the latest being the presentation of an invited paper at the Statler-Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles in July, 1965, entitled, "Reliability Can Be Predicted. (Annals of Reliability and Maintainability, Volume 4i (1965) 119-129.
WHCR Interview, Aug. 25th, 2004, 25 Aug 2004 [cached]
Former NTSB Board Member, Dr. Vernon Grose, and U.S.Read, on WHCR FM
WHCR 90.3 FM in Manhattan interviewed former NTSB Board Member, Dr. Vernon Grose, and U.S.Read's Victor Trombettas, on Wednesday, August 25th at 12 noon (EDT) about the Flight 587 Investigation and U.S.Read's preliminary report.
Dr. Grose's professional profile is available here as a pdf file (240k).
Commentator - Biographies, 17 June 2014 [cached]
Vernon Leslie Grose , of Omega Systems Group Incorporated writes articles on Risk Management: A Systemic Approach for
Omega Founder and Chairman Dr. ..., 16 Feb 2012 [cached]
Omega Founder and Chairman Dr. Vernon L. Grose has brought his expertise to the publishing world with two books to date. His "Managing Risk" is widely used in universities and is in its third printing.
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Media Appearances
Omega Founder and Chairman Dr. Vernon L. Grose regularly offers his expertise to the media on a wide range of topics including airflight crashes, terrorist violence, and major disasters. Click below for a sampling of his TV appearances.
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