Garry Coleman

Garry Coleman


Executive Vice President

Dr. Garry Coleman is Executive Vice President at TSI. Garry leads TSI’s Marine Corps and Army business unit, and serves as Technical Manager of Strategic Management Support services for the Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle program (JMVP). Garry is known for moving projects and programs forward. He connects the dots among disparate functions, teams and objectives so his customers meet their most challenging goals and solve their most complex problems.


Working with the USMC and Army, Garry and his team apply the concepts and practices of management systems engineering to the integration of strategic planning, process improvement, leadership, human capital management, performance measurement, and knowledge management. For example, they:

  • facilitate group and organizational change and improvement initiatives;
  • facilitate cross-functional team projects, integrate multi-source inputs to create enterprise-level products and accelerate achievement of team results;
  • create policies, procedures and processes that improve the effectiveness of program management and acquisition organizations;
  • define, measure, analyze and improve processes; and
  • guide the management of challenging or ambiguous projects.


As an experienced consultant, Garry has worked with: the Naval Sea Systems Command, Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center, AT&T, Elk River Public Utility District, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, SYSCON Corporation, Miller Brewing (Trenton, OH), U.S. Department of Energy/Office of New Production Reactors, the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Center, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Garry was recognized as a member of the JMVP team receiving the 2008 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition award.


Garry is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and World Academy of Productivity Science, senior member of the American Society for Quality, and member of the American Society for Engineering Management. Previously, Garry was a tenured Associate Professor of Industrial & Information Engineering at the University of Tennessee, teaching in both the Industrial Engineering Master of Science and Aerospace MBA programs.


Garry has authored or co-authored over forty-five papers and numerous technical reports on quality, productivity, and performance improvement including articles in the Quality Management Journal, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, Quality Progress, and Engineering Management Journal. He authored the “Strategic Performance Measurement” chapter in the latest edition of the Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering.


Garry received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.