Body of Knowledge Governing Board 2019 - 2021

Diana Berry

BoK Governing Board Chair, Supply Chain Specialist, Harsco Rail, ISE Vice President Technical Operations

Diana works as a Supply Chain Specialist at Harsco Rail in Columbia, S.C. During her tenure at IISE, Diana has performed a variety of roles including Sustainability track chair, Annual Conference Program Chair, speaker, moderator. Diana was the founder of two of IISE Divisions, Logistics and Supply Chain and Sustainability.  She holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently one of the IISE Vice President of Technical Operations.

Alison M. Knight

Senior Process Improvement Consultant, Carilion Clinic

Alison, P.E. is currently working as a Senior Process Improvement Consultant at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. She received her bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. After graduation, Alison worked for TranSystems as a simulation analyst and then earned her MSE in Systems Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In 2011, she began her career in healthcare at Mayo Clinic where she brought her engineering skills to both project-based and operations management roles. In 2013, Alison earned her professional engineering license. In 2019, she transitioned to Carilion Clinic where she works within the Quality Department to improve patient outcomes and reduce patient harm through system design.

Joel Brock

Director Operations Excellence, West Monroe Partners

Joel is a business and technology consultant based in Chicago IL.  He attended Northern Illinois University where he graduated with a BSIE in 2000  and a MSIE in 2009.  He has worked for UPS, FedEx Freight, and Sears Holdings in industrial engineering and operations roles.  He currently works in consulting delivering operational excellence and industrial engineering solutions in the retail and healthcare spaces.  He is the current president of the Sustainable Development Division and on the board of the Body of Knowledge group.  

Bryan A. Norman

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering, Texas Tech University

Bryan has been a Texas Tech University faculty member for 25 years and his research focus is in logistics and supply chain with a current emphasis in healthcare delivery.

Krishnan Krishnaiyer

Partner - Center for Improvement, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Krishnaiyer lives to transform processes to add value. Leveraging on his pioneering work on business excellence, he helps the organization to diagnose, design, deliver, and sustain mission-critical improvements and innovation. Throughout his career, Krishnaiyer developed and refined an award-winning program that brought accretive value to the enterprise and its customers in global markets. As a thought leader, coach, and mentor, he revitalized organizations to organically transform the Lean Six Sigma from a continuous improvement program to a productivity improvement effort, to digital transformation, and to a competitive advantage system by empowering aspiring leaders with tools, method, and skills to do so. He serves as the Partner at Center for Improvement for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, where he spearheads the process redesign, innovation and data analytics.  Before his current role, Krishnaiyer held process excellence leadership positions in world leading, companies in the manufacturing (The Goodyear Rubber and Tire), mail marketing (Metrogroup), and education (Pearson) industries. Krishnaiyer publishes in peer-reviewed journals and speaks in several international conferences. Krishnaiyer holds Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on Design and Manufacturing from The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Jose Monreal

Senior Technical Staff, Manufacturing and Test Engineering, Product Operations, Missile Systems, Raytheon Company

Jose is a Senior Technical Staff member for the Manufacturing & Test Engineering (MTE) group within the Operations Engineering & Support (OES) directorate, within Raytheon a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Previously, Monreal served as an Industrial Engineering Section Manager, leading 50+ Industrial Engineers, supporting all of Missile Systems’ Strategic Make Centers and all offsite locations. Earlier, Monreal served as an Industrial Engineering Lead for the Component Strategic Make Center comprised of Ultra-Precision Machining Center, Composites, RPM (Dallas), EOI (Richardson), and ELCAN (Canada) factories. In this role, Monreal provided facilitation and coordination between the make center leadership team and the embedded engineering team in the prioritization of process improvement and business capture projects. This included 5 year capital planning, AOP capital projects implementation and 5-Year Strategic Roadmaps. Prior to joining Raytheon Company, Monreal worked for Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company with over 20 years of experience in discrete and continuous manufacturing operations. Monreal has worked with and led teams in process improvement, process/project management, operations management and product development in domestic (TX, GA, CO, TN, OH) and international (Germany, Slovakia) assignments. He served in various roles from Operations Superintendent, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Production Manager, Process Engineer, to Quality Supervisor as well as TIG welder of exotic metal products. Monreal is a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), serving on both the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) and the Body of Knowledge Governing Board. Monreal is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt by George Group, an Accenture acquisition. Monreal was awarded a Graduate Fellowship – Bridge to the Doctorate, from the National Science Foundation (NSF), one of only twelve candidates selected at the University of Arizona. 

Russell Wooten

IISE Fellow, SEMS President 2019 - 2021

Russell is the Chairman of the Board for Whole Earth Consulting & Engineering. He was formerly with the US Department of Homeland Security/ Transportation Security Administration in various management capacities for many years.