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Wally Buran Newest Edenfield Executive-in-Residence

Wallace "Wally" P. Buran, BIE 1975, MIE 1978, is the latest person to become an Edenfield Executive-in- Residence with the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Buran, most recently employed with IBM, has a quarter century of consulting experience. He has worked with companies in a multitude of industries, including aero-space, automotive, beverages, building products, chemicals, consumer products, defense, electronics, food processing, household products, industrial products, machine tools, medical equipment, paper, plastics, tire and rubber, transportation, and utilities. While at IBM, he served as Global and Americas Practice Leader for Operations Strategy Consulting in Business Consulting Services.

Prior to joining IBM, he was the chief executive officer of WorldCrest Group, an independent procurement shared services company started by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Buran was also a partner and National Director in the Strategy, Consumer Business, and Manufacturing Practices of Deloitte Consulting. He authored and directed Deloitte's annual research on Consumer Business issues, led the development of the firm's Supply Chain Methodologies, built Deloitte's relationship with i2 Technologies in the Consumer Business Sector, and served on the Strategic Planning Committee of Deloitte Consulting.

"Wally's wealth of experience, both in consulting and executive positions, will be of great value as ISyE plans and pursues its enterprise-oriented initiatives," says School Chair Bill Rouse.

Buran is a member of the ISyE Advisory Board. He lives with his wife Betty and their two children in Marietta, Georgia.

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