John M. Cachat has over 40 years of experience in the Operational Excellence and Enterprise Quality Management in manufacturing and government verticals. Cachat focused his career on reducing costs and risk with business improvements using Supply Chain Enterprise Information Systems, especially the strategy for leveraging existing investment in ERP, PLM, MES, CRM, QMS and other legacy systems.
Cachat’s expertise and knowledge started during his co-op with General Motors where he worked every hourly position in the plant before spending time in the front offices. After graduate school, Cachat managed a major United States Air Force (USAF) research project that focused on the non-financial and non-inventory related business processes, before any of these current quality management standards existed, like ISO9000, IATF16949, AS9100, ISO1348, GMP and GLP and GSP. Cachat has delivered his insight to a variety of industries including manufacturing, government, healthcare, and software organizations.
Cachat is sought out for his subject matter expertise by the board rooms of large companies and the owners of small companies due to his deep strategic vision and technical competency and is described as “responsive and open-minded and easy to do business with. John is a man of his word and can be trusted in any situation. High Integrity.”
Prior to PeProSo, Cachat was the Chairman and Founder of an international quality management software company, that was started as a commercial spin-off from a Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) Technology Modernization grant.
Cachat holds a MSIE degree from Texas A&M University with recognition for Top 100 fast growing Aggie owned companies. He taught the IE 314 Statistical Process Control Class and his master’s thesis was on the evaluation of machine vision systems for quality control applications. He finished a two-year program in one year with a 4.0.