Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Inorganic Chemistry.
Not enjoying laboratory work as much as he might have, Steve was fortunate to find
a job with a Fortune 500 company performing development work in a production department
that used huge kettles instead of small test tubes. He had found a home and worked
there for almost 29 years. His positions ranged from development chemist to shift
supervisor to product engineer to department management.
Quite unexpectedly, Steve was asked to become a training developer and facilitator
for supervisory training courses and ultimately, the many training courses involved
with quality improvement.
Steve developed PPR
He conducts workshops
Steve makes work easier
Chemist or not, Steve found that becoming proficient in many skills and then teaching
how to use those skills to others was the most satisfying thing he had ever done.
Steve was lucky enough to accept an early retirement after which he formed Royal
Associates, where he specializes in Prioritized Problem Solving (PPR). Steve also
has several associates that work closely with him as necessary.