Dr. Lehmann has successfully built businesses from $10 million to $2 billion annual sales. As a leader and member of the management team he has experience in many aspects including strategy development and business investment, research and product development, engineering, operations, supply chain innovations, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), sales and marketing, overhaul and repair, and customer services. He has experience with multiple distribution and sales channel strategies from technology licenses to prime product direct sales and value-added reseller channels. He has conducted business in 28 countries for firms as large as General Electric Co. and Caterpillar and Solar Turbines Inc, A Caterpillar Co. (1998 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient) and as small as the steam turbine business of Worthington Corporation, (now IR- Dresser Rand).
He has experience in managing various financial structures from the most entrepreneurial small incubator size start-ups assisting in the Small Business Administration’s program for the Minority Small Business Investment Corporation (MESBIC program) while with Sun Oil Company, the development of early production and eventual licensing of heat transfer technologies for the emerging Micro Turbine industry while with Solar Turbines, the management of fundamental commodity companies in the gray and ductile iron casting industry, to mega size transactions for the largest Fortune 20 Companies. He is known for his total dedication to the development of the management team members while setting high expectations and absolute accountability for managing for results. He is also known for looking with a wide view for new solutions and innovative ways to create high performing profitable organizations with sustainable value propositions and business models.