Joseph B. Michels, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.L. Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Business Operations and Engineering

Specialty Focus:

Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Transportation, Sourcing, Logistics, Inventory Control, Aviation Logistics, Aviation, Military Logistics, Trucking, Business Operations


Ph.D, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University; M.S. Systems Management, University of Southern California; M.P.A., University of Oklahoma; Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering Technology, Weber State University

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Dr. Michels is a licensed professional industrial engineer. He has led organizations in major metal manufacturing operations, responsible for over 1700 vehicles in fleets to include all types of vehicles-- long haul trucks, local delivery trucks and freight line trucks, watercraft. He has managed over 2 Million square feet of industrial and warehouse space in the Arctic, Pacific and the United States. He has testified in state and federal courts on supply chain matters. He was the Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University-Billings, as well as the Dean, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio. He is certified by SOLE, the International Society of Logistics as a Certified Professional Logistician. He is Defense Acquisition Worker Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 certified in Acquisition Logistics. He is a board member of the Long Star Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association. He is the co-chair of the Industrial Engineering Professional Engineering Examination Committee. He has testified before state and national legislative committees on a variety of matters. He is widely published in business and engineering publications. Dr. Michels has been a DoD Joint Program Manager leading programs over $2 Billion dollars. Dr. Michels was selected as the Montana Ambassador of the Year in 2012 by Governor Steve Bullock. He is Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.