Joseph F. Paris Jr. is a recognized thought leader on operational excellence; an international entrepreneur; a prolific writer; and a sought-after strategist, consultant, and speaker with engagements around the world. His soon to be published book, “State of Readiness” (May 2017) has been well received and endorsed by industry leaders and promises to be a definitive work on the field of Operational Excellence. With over 30 years of experience in international business and operations, he is routinely called upon to offer guidance to C-suite and senior executives and business-operations and -improvement specialists who wish to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their organizations. He is highly valued for his ability to provide strategic insight and tactical analysis—and to convert these thoughts into reality by successful engagement and execution. With a focus on improving the performance of companies and the circumstances of those who work there, Paris is regularly engaged by companies to help analyze and formulate their strategic vision, to design the tactics necessary to achieve their goals, to identify and organize the logistics necessary to support their plans, and to lead the execution phase. He helps guide companies in exploring and addressing the challenges and opportunities of today and illuminates and predict those of tomorrow. He is highly valued for his ability to squelch-out the noise, offer focus, and provide strategic analysis and tactical insight leading to successful deployment and execution. Although he is an expert in the more granular facets of the discipline, he places a special emphasis on the cornerstones for success: the engagement of people and instilling a culture of leadership as part of the company’s DNA. His end-goal is to help create high-performance individuals working in high-performance teams for high-performance organizations.