Garry Coleman

Garry Coleman


Executive Vice President

Dr. Garry Coleman is Executive Vice President at TSI. With over 30 years of professional experience, Garry is known for moving projects and programs forward. He connects the dots among disparate functions, teams, and objectives so his customers meet their most challenging goals and solve their most complex problems.


Leading transformation throughout the federal government, Garry and his expert teams apply the concepts and practices of management systems engineering to the integration of strategic planning, process improvement, leadership, human capital management, performance measurement, and knowledge management. In the end, these solutions boost quality, speed, savings, and innovation across enterprises.


As an experienced consultant, Garry has worked with: the Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle program (JMVP), Naval Sea Systems Command, Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center, AT&T, Elk River Public Utility District, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III, SYSCON Corporation, Miller Brewing (Trenton, OH), U.S. Department of Energy/Office of New Production Reactors, the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Center, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Garry was recognized as a member of the JMVP team receiving the 2008 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition award. Also, he received 2008 and 2009 Letters of Appreciation from the Commander of the Marine Corps Systems Command as well as a Citation for Joint Meritorious Unit Award, 2011.


Garry is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and World Academy of Productivity Science, senior member of the American Society for Quality, and member of the American Society for Engineering Management. Previously, Garry was a tenured Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Tennessee, teaching in both the Industrial Engineering Master of Science and Aerospace MBA programs.


Garry has authored or co-authored over 45 papers and numerous technical reports on quality, productivity, and performance improvement including articles in the Quality Management Journal, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, Quality Progress, and Engineering Management Journal. He authored the “Strategic Performance Measurement” chapter in the two most recent editions of the Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is also winner (co-author) of the Highly Commended Paper –Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2006) and Eschenbach Best Engineering Management Journal Paper Award (2002).


Garry received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.