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About Tom Taormina


Tom attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale and the University of Houston, majoring in Electrical Engineering. Ford Aerospace and NASA granted him the degree equivalency of Quality Control Engineer in 1969, before it was a recognized university curriculum. He received additional training from Texas A&M, the American Productivity and Quality Center, and Productivity, Inc. in the fields of quality and business management. He is currently a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and is internationally recognized as a subject matter expert in quality management and ISO 9000. See Professional Accomplishments.

After leaving NASA, Tom spent ten years working for a number of oil field service companies as quality manager and manufacturing manager, where he turned the lessons learned from winning the space race into practice as a business leader. His last industry assignment was as Director of Training for Schlumberger Anadrill.

In 1991, Tom founded Productivity Resources LLC, and was the Managing Partner. He is a consultant in leadership development, business processes and strategic quality improvement. He has been a facilitator for companies such as Dell Computer, Ford Motor Credit and Burlington Northern Railroad. In 2004, Tom re-branded his business as The Taormina Group, Inc. The Group contains a growing cadre of exceptional subject matter experts in the fields of quality, leadership and business processes. In 2015, the organization adopted the brand of Apollo Business Solutions for consulting and training markets.

Tom has also been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator since 1959 and has been inducted into the CQ Magazine Ham Radio Hall of Fame.

He is a prolific author, having produced numerous books and articles. See Publications.

In addition to process consulting for industry, Tom consults and testifies for attorneys in cases of product liability and/or organizational negligence. See Representative Attorney Clients.

Professional Accomplishments
  • Co-founder of the Nevada Space Center. Member of the Advisory Board of The Challenger (NASA) Learning Center of Northern Nevada
  • Co-founder of the Center for Business Excellence (CBE), a non-profit startup that is chartered to bring world-class facilitation and training services to Nevada’s businesses
  • Past Chair of the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Business and Professional Services Committee
  • Co-founder of APEX, the Nevada State Quality Award
  • Subject Matter Expert to University of Nevada Reno, Morrison University, Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College and Nevada Industry Excellence in the areas of quality management, business process improvement and leadership development
  • Former Subject Matter Expert on these same topics to the American Productivity and Quality Center, The University of Houston Center for Advanced Management Practices and Productivity, Inc.
  • Lead Developer of Dell Computer’s Business Management Interactive System (BMIS), collaborator on Dell Computer’s Business Process Improvement (BPI) model and co-author of Dell’s Supplier Quality Manual
  • Co-founder of FSIX, the Financial Services International Exchange, a non-profit organization founded to bring world-class quality management programs to banks, security firms and insurance companies
  • Past Chair, Quality Management Systems Committee, Quality Management Division, American Society for Quality

Call 775-847-7929 for a complete CV of Tom Taormina.

Tom Taormina, NASA 1971

Tom Taormina, NASA 1971

"I'm very pleased to have worked with Tom on matters involving product failures. Tom brings a great depth of experience and I would recommend his services."

Vyto Babrauskas, Ph.D. "Dr. Fire"