Mr. Pries worked as a computer systems manager (IT), a software engineer for an electrical utility, a scientific programmer on defense contract and for Stoneridge, Incorporated (SRI), he has worked as:

    Software manager
    Engineering services manager
    Reliability section manager

Mr. Pries has provided Six Sigma training for both UTEP and SRI, cost reduction initiatives for SRI. Mr. Pries is also a founding faculty member of Practical Project Management. Additionally, in concert with Mr. Quigley, Mr. Pries is the co-founder and principal with Value Transformation, LLC, a training, testing, cost improvement, and product development consultancy. Mr. Pries also holds Texas teacher certification in mathematics, technological education, technological applications, and special education. Email Mr. Pries at [email protected] valuetransform.com. Mr. Pries’s first book was Six Sigma for the Next Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook ISBN-13: 978-0873896566, now in a second edition as Six Sigma for the New Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook, Second Edition (ISBN-13: 978- 0873897495).

In addition to the degrees, he has the following certifications:

    APICS
    Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM)
    American Society for Quality (ASQ)
    Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)
    Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
    Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)
    Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
    Certified Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE)
    Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
Education
M.S. Metallurgical Engineering from UTEP
M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie-Mellon University
B.A. History from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
B.S. Metallurgical Engineering from UTEP