Edward Miller

Edward B. Miller is currently a principal of Strategy Development Services, LLC, a consulting company he founded to help companies along their Lean Business transformation by developing corporate and go-to-market strategies based on Lean Business Principles as well as deploying them through the entire enterprise and to the customer.

Ed is a senior-level executive who is experienced with developing, leading, and executing successful business strategies including enterprise-wide lean transformations.   Ed has over 29 years of industry experience as an executive in marketing, sales, and engineering with the practical know-how of applying Lean principles to win in the marketplace.   Ed has co-authored several articles and case studies on Lean strategies in marketing and sales and is a member of Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) MBA School advisory board.

During his 10 years at one of the early adopters of Lean in North America, The Wiremold Company, Ed was Vice President of Marketing & Sales.   He was a member of the leadership team that transformed the company applying lean principles throughout the enterprise.   Ed’s leadership helped Wiremold leverage the company’s lean capabilities with all customers in the value chain.   This allowed Wiremold to achieve strong market position, expand its markets and realize significant and sustainable double digit growth.   Results were dramatic, during 1993 to 2000, sales grew 4.5X while operating profits increased 14 fold.

Previously, Ed served three years at GS Edwards, a unit of General Signal, as the Vice President of Engineering, and almost 15 years with The General Electric Company holding several key management positions.   At GE, Ed was Manager of Product Marketing at GE Electrical Distribution & Control, Manager of Engineering for GE Wiring Devices, Engineering Manager of the GE PLC Venture, and a Research Electronics Engineer at the GE-Corp Research & Development Center.

Miller holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from The City College of New York and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Union College.   Ed also attended many GE business management training programs offered in Crontonville, NY and Globally including, MDC, BMC, AAMS, et al.   He has been awarded 20 US patents, and was named “Inventor of the Year” in 1980 by the New York Patent Law Association.