Founder & Our Mission2024-03-19T15:03:14+00:00



Productivity Solutions Founder

Tom Perrego

About our Founder

Tom’s professional career reflects over 23 years of experience providing industrial engineering consulting, project management and operational cost reduction solutions for manufacturers and architect & automotive engineering consulting firms. His work as a shop floor industrial, manufacturing, and application engineer, engineering, research and development, and plant manager for 10 years taught him the realities of change management associated with implementing process changes. Before starting Productivity Solutions in 2002, he worked at an A&E firm as an industrial engineering consultant in their Facility Layout department, where he learned project management and process simulation modeling.

Tom is a hands-on engineer who relates to all levels of employees, from C suite to shop floor associates. His Entrepreneural career started at the end of high school when he started “Perrego Deck Design” that designed and installed pressure treated lumber decks on residential house to support his college tuition. His hobbies include working on cars, maintaining rental properties, soccer and home improvement projects.


  • M.S., B.S, Industrial Engineering, Alfred University, Alfred, New York. 1986-91
  • Six Sigma Black Belt, Lorain County Community College, Lorain, Ohio, 2008


  • “The Perrego Algorithm – A Flexible Machine-Component Grouping Algorithm Based on Group Technology Techniques”, International Journal of Production Research, 1995.
  • “Cellular Manufacturing: Can It Help You?”, Journal of Applied Manufacturing Systems, 1992.
  • LeanOps™ Performance Reporting Program – Product Release -White Paper, 2008


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