Vernon L. Grose
Omega Systems Group Incorporated â€" Board of Directors â€" Vernon L. Grose
Omega Chairman Vernon Grose
Vernon L. Grose, BS, MS, DSc
Described in Business Week
as a "founding father" of the application of systems methodology to managing risk, Vernon Grose
enjoys worldwide recognition as the creator of a patented methodology that empowers organizations to identify, rank and manage all their risks -- systematically.
originated the widely-adopted SMART (Systems Methodology Applied to Risk Termination) technique for managing every type of risk â€" legal, political, social, economic, and technological â€" which was successfully utilized to combat terrorism at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
Omega founder Vernon L. Grose was awarded Whitworth University's 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.
This Whitworth video describes Grose's lifetime of achievements, including his
contributions to risk management.
Vern's interdisciplinary perspective on risk management is based on over 50 years of personal involvement â€" 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
, 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.
has been interviewed hundreds of times as a risk management and aviation authority with expertise in identifying, analyzing and preventing catostrophic transportation accidents.
Vern 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 â€" 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
involvement in the Gemini and Apollo Programs.
Vernon Grose NASA
From 1966 to 1982, Vern was Vice President of Tustin Institute of Technology in Santa Barbara, California â€" responsible for all management curricula and system technology studies.
Managing Risk by Vernon Grose
2006 book -- SCIENCE BUT NOT SCIENTISTS: How Everything Began â€" Chance or Creation? -- recounts his
central role in winning the most significant victory for science since the Scopes Trial of
Science but Not Scientists by Vernon Grose
1925. Reviewers of his
best-selling Prentice Hall book, MANAGING RISK: Systematic Loss Prevention for Executives, called it "the most influential book on the subject in this decade.
Widely used in universities, it is now in its third printing.
professional papers have been published internationally in over 60 journals and periodicals.
A featured guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Prime Time Live, CBS Newswatch, ABC 20/20, BBC-London, O'Reilly Factor and many other television programs, he
has given over 100 interviews on CNN
as their Risk and Aviation Analyst.
provided over 170 news interviews related to the 1996 explosion of TWA Flight 800.
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
Grose is a graduate of Whitworth University, a private liberal arts university based in Spokane, Washington.
In 2013, the university awarded Grose
its Distinguished Alumni Award.
remains actively involved in all Omega Systems Group Incorporated
projects, writes Omega's free ebooks and white papers and is the primary author of The Systematic Risk Management Blog, which provides practical tips to risk managers.