Tom Knight is the founder of Invistics. Invistics provides solutions to help high-mix manufacturing companies implement lean manufacturing. As Chief Executive Officer, he has overall responsibility for the company's solution and operations strategy. Prior to founding Invistics in 1999, Tom spent 10 years improving supply chains as a manufacturing executive at Alcoa and Siemens, and received 3 degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Tom has authored numerous articles on improving manufacturing performance and serves as Chairman of the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research Advisory Committee.