Mr. Alaa Elbaz is a partner with Meirc Training & Consulting. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Kuwait University, a master of science in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Jordan, and a master of business administration, with concentration in management information systems, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Alaa has over fifteen years of experience in project management, contract administration, supply chain and business development management. With Ford Motor Company in Michigan, he was program manager responsible for preparing project scopes, maintaining schedules, administrating contracts with vendors, tracking budgets, handling variation orders and claims and reporting performances. As part of his responsibilities in the project management office (PMO) at Ford Motor Company, Alaa was also responsible for developing project methodologies and plans, as well as change management processes. As project manager with Danlaw Inc. and consultant with Daimler Chrysler and General Motors, Alaa assumed responsibilities ranging from project launching to market research and from risk assessment to developing product quality assurance plans. Alaa’s experience includes projects in different areas such as product development, information technology (application and infrastructure), industrial facilities, quality programs and maintenance projects.
With Meirc, Alaa conducts a variety of training programs in the areas of project management including preparation for project management professional certification (PMP®), contract preparation and administration, procurement and supply chain management, as well as maintenance and quality management. Alaa’s expertise is supplemented by a number of professional certifications. He is a certified project management professional (PMP®), a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), an agile certified professional (PMI-ACP) and a certified training practitioner (CTP™) from the Institute of Performance and Learning in Canada. In addition, Alaa is a green belt in Six Sigma. On a different note, Alaa’s expertise includes some academic experience as part-time lecturer at the University of Phoenix and Baker College, both in the USA.