SEA - Supplier Excellence Alliance

Industry Advisory Group “IAG”

William H. Alderman
Founder and President
Alderman & Company Capital, LLC.

Mr. Alderman is the founder and President of Alderman & Company Capital, LLC, a securities broker-dealer specializing in the aerospace and defense industry. During his 20-year career in aerospace and finance, he has completed more than $1 billion in mergers, acquisitions, and related transactions. Currently Mr. Alderman serves on the Boards of TeamStaff, Inc. (NASD:TSTF, a provider of logistics services to numerous US Government agencies including the Department of Defense), Breeze Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC, a manufacturer of helicopter rescue hoists and related actuation systems) and Cox & Company (a manufacturer of aircraft temperature control and ice protection systems). Mr. Alderman also serves as a Trustee of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, founded in 1712.   Mr. Alderman started his career at Bankers Trust Company and has held senior positions in investment management and corporate development in the aerospace industry at GE Capital, Aviation Sales Company, and Fieldstone.  Mr. Alderman is a graduate of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Kenyon College. He has been an FAA licensed pilot since 1983.  Mr. Alderman frequently speaks at aerospace industry conferences in the United States and abroad. He has been quoted as an industry expert by Bloomberg TV, CBS Marketwatch, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Mr. Alderman is 49 years old and competes in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons.


Art Smalley
Art of Lean, Inc.

Mr. Smalley is an expert in the area of world class methods for operational improvements.  Art was one of the first American’s to work for Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan where he learned the TPS manufacturing principles in Taiichi Ohno’s engine plant.   In 2003 Art launched his own company Art of Lean, Inc., and serves as senior faculty member and periodic advisor to the Lean Enterprise Institute and its global affiliates delivering lectures to leading manufacturing executives around the world. Art published the definitive workbook guide on implementing basic pull production methods entitled "Creating Level Pull" which was awarded a Shingo Prize for distinguished contribution to manufacturing knowledge in 2005.  Art is a lifetime member of the Shingo Prize for Excellence. In 2008 Art also co-authored the Shingo Prize award-winning book entitled "A3 Thinking".  In 2010 Art published "Toyota's Kaizen Method: Six Steps to Improvement" with Isao Kato.