Management Team

Chris Eckert

President

Chris helps clients solve problems related to quality, reliability, environmental health and safety, supply chain, logistics, and more. He also works closely with many clients to initiate and improve RCA programs through change management and organizational development. His clients are leaders in a wide variety of industries.

Chris formerly fulfilled design and reliability engineering roles within both Dow Chemical and Rohm Haas, where he developed and implemented successful business-specific reliability and manufacturing improvement plans. At Rohm Haas, he led the implementation of root cause analysis programs at site and enterprise levels, and across other departments, including environmental health and safety, supply chain/logistics, customer service and accounting.  

His RCA thought leadership is published in multiple print and online publications, such as Quality Digest, Maintenance Technology and IIE Industrial Engineer, and he has spoken at leading industry conferences, including ASQ, ASSE and SMRP.

A Professional Engineer and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, Chris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Brian Hughes

Senior Vice President

Working with clients to develop and implement enterprise-wide RCA programs, Brian also has led significant root cause incident investigations, including explosions, loss of primary containment, consumer product contamination, failures of critical aircraft components/systems, supply chain process problems, and inventory optimization problems.

Brian’s work has helped clients achieve substantial savings, as well as significant improvements in safety, quality, reliability, and efficiency.

Brian continues to research the application of causal analysis methods to problem solving and error reduction. His articles are published in multiple industry periodicals as well as online, including Quality Digest, Professional Safety, and Occupational Health and Safety. He also has presented at various industry conferences, including ASQ, ASSE, NSC, APICS, and multiple client events.

Brian holds a BA in Finance from Western Washington University.

Jon Boisoneau

Vice President of Products

Jon manages development and delivery of products such as software, training manuals, and e-learning courses. He helps Sologic analyze and define client needs, then develop and deliver products, services and support that directly meet those needs.

Jon has managed the development of web-based human resource applications for various federal agencies, overseen development of custom web applications, and implemented Enterprise Software solutions for large global corporations. His career experience directly benefits Sologic’s clients because he understands the software development life cycle and the importance of thinking far ahead when making technical decisions. He also is skilled at translating a client’s business needs into technical plans and applications. 

Prior to working for Sologic, Jon served as senior account manager for a prominent web development agency, and previously as co-owner of another web development agency. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University.

Cory Boisoneau

Manager, Sales & Marketing

Cory leads Sologic’s sales efforts in the US and Canada, and works directly with clients from a variety of industries, including power generation, insurance and aerospace, and a variety of disciplines, including IT, safety and reliability.  

Working most often with clients new to Sologic, and sometimes new to RCA, Cory helps them identify their needs and opportunities, develop a roadmap for success, and build a solid program foundation.  

He also helps established clients improve their programs and reach new goals. For instance, he helped a major chemical company create a platform to analyze their OSHA recordable injuries and events. By compiling all the events together in a standardized and easily readable format, the client and Sologic were able to draw valuable conclusions that helped pinpoint solutions.

Prior to joining Sologic, Cory worked in sales and customer service for Onvia, Inc.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (International Business) and a minor in Jazz Studies from Washington State University.

Melani Egbert

Operations Director

When you register for a Sologic seminar, or place an order with our office, it is likely that Melani will be your first point of contact to assist you with your needs. Whether she is organizing Sologic's next symposium, scheduling Sologic classes, fulfilling orders, or coordinating public seminars, Melani is focusing first and foremost on customer service.

Melani has an extensive background in the private club business in the various disciplines including Service Director, Special Events Coordinator and Member Relations Director. Although different in their function, each position has provided her with a solid foundation of customer service and customer satisfaction. Additionally, her previous experiences integrated training service staff, planning and executing special events and reducing attrition – all of which are complementary assets to her duties at Sologic. 

A recent graduate of Northwood University, Melani’s BBA in Management balances her life and business experience with academics.

Brandon Prudent

Director of Software Development

As Director of Software Development, Brandon leads the technical direction of our root cause analysis software product lines. In particular, Brandon has been instrumental in the design and development of Causelink Enterprise, which – from a software standpoint – was complex because of the collaborative functionality added to an already-mature Causelink standalone software product.

An accomplished back-end developer with extensive experience building sites and applications, Brandon has worked with many major organizations and government entities.  Often, his work has involved API layers, platforms, and wrappers for projects that needed access by remote processes – a capability that is being put to use in various Causelink Enterprise deliveries for Sologic clients.  In addition, he architected, implemented, and supported a Content Management System, and has developed electronic data discovery processes, complex visual reporting systems, and a mission-critical reporting service for a major banking institute.

Prior to working for Sologic, Brandon was chief technical officer for a marketing and advertising firm and a software consulting firm, as well as a senior web architect for a large information systems government contractor, and a software engineer for an automotive company.

Pam Eckert

Controller

Pam serves as Sologic’s controller and has primary focus on accounts payable as well as accounting.  Pam responsibilities also extend into customer support and special projects.

Prior to joining Sologic, Pam worked for The Dow Chemical Company, Rohm and Haas, and Menlo Logistics where her roles led her through purchasing, logistics coordination, production planning and HR.

Pam graduated with a BA in Business Administration from Northwood University.


International Offices

Marcelo Haick

Managing Director, Sologic South America

An expert in RCA methodology, Marcelo performs investigations, and provides training and consulting services throughout South America. 

Marcelo is intent on improving organizations by helping them more effectively solve problems. He believes that for organizations to build strong problem-solving cultures, they must achieve healthy customer relationships, collaboration, and a knowledge-sharing environment.

A graduate of Santos Medical College with expertise in occupational medicine, Marcelo’s professional background includes environmental, health and safety management systems, strategic planning and ergonomics consulting. Several of his technical articles have been published and his presentations delivered at industry conferences.

 

Augusto A. Constantino

Regional Manager, Sologic South America

Regional Manager for Sologic South America’s Buenos Aires office, Augusto is responsible for serving as trainer and consultant to Spanish-speaking clients throughout South America. 

Specializing in quality management systems and continuous improvement, Augusto has conducted numerous international certification audits while serving as a third-party auditor for ISO 9000.  While implementing QMS for businesses in a variety of industries, he has utilized tools-based methodologies for continuous improvement, such as QFD, 5 S, Applied Statistics, Failure Mode Analysis, Kaizen, and Lean Manufacturing, among others.

Augusto has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Quality Engineering from National Technology University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Rob Jackson

Regional Manager, Sologic Australia and New Zealand

Rob is the regional manager for Sologic in Australia and New Zealand. For more than 20 years, Rob has provided consulting focused on the delivery and installation of root cause analysis, Lean Manufacturing programs, and Total Productive Maintenance. Currently, through his long-term association with The Manufacturing Game®, he employs both RCA and the strategy of defect elimination -- via experiential learning workshops -- to drive organizational change and promote high-reliability and safe work practices through high-performance work teams. Rob’s work with companies in Australia and beyond spans leaders in a variety of industries, including oil, gas, chemical and mining. 

Prior to consulting, Rob amassed over 20 years’ experience with multi-national companies in a variety of senior management and operational roles, both in the UK and overseas. As a business manager for the technology operations of one large brewery group, he oversaw assets and provided technical support to plants in Africa, the Caribbean and Australasia. As a general manager with the Strategic Industries Research Foundation (SIRF) in Melbourne -- a Victorian State Government initiative -- he had overall responsibility for their Manufacturing Excellence best practice program.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Microbiology, and a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Eddie Janson

Managing Director, Sologic Scandinavia AB

Eddie helps clients solve problems related to manufacturing, transportation, health and safety, logistics, and more.  He formerly worked onboard ships and served as Captain on Oil and Chemical Tankers in world-wide trade. He also has a background as instructor/trainer within the maritime industry, both in Europe and Asia.

He is a frequent speaker at Maritime Industry Seminars and writes monthly safety columns in Shipgaz Magazine.

Eddie is a Master Mariner and holds a B.S. in Nautical Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. 

Eric Lim

Managing Director, Sologic Asia-pacific

Eric offers language fluency in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  After investigating over 1600 events, Eric’s professional history allows him to be proficient in failure analysis of mechanical systems, accidents, fires and explosions.  He also provides technical opinions relating to reconstruction, and applications of a wide range of materials.  

Eric has a background in Mechanical Engineering, and more specifically in behavior of materials through his research work.  Eric is a corporate member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers where he serves as a committee member of the Materials Division and the Education and Examinations Committee, and is a representative of Materials Discipline Advisory Panel.  He is also a member of the Academy of Experts - UK, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors, and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Constructions.

David Tooth

CEO, Sologic Europe

David helps clients solve problems related to quality, reliability, environmental health and safety, supply chain, logistics, and more. He also works closely with many clients to initiate and improve RCA programs through change management and organizational development, and provides independent facilitation services directly to clients. His clients are leaders in a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

David led a variety of engineering, installation and operational groups during more than 25 years with Air Products & Chemicals in Europe. This included five years as European EH&S Director, during a period when Air Products attained an industry leadership reputation for its health and safety commitments and performance.  He also served as European Operations Director. These roles embraced the introduction of effective root cause analysis across many disciplines, including EH&S, quality, continuous improvement, logistics and general operations. 

During his time with Air Products, he chaired many trade association committees -- both British and European -- drove the development of a worldwide safety, health and environmental management system.

David is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers – CEng FIMechE.

Jonathan Batchelor

Managing Director, Sologic Europe

Jonathan joined Sologic as Head of Commercial in 2012. This role focused on developing internal and external communications, marketing of products & services, development of I.T infrastructure and forming strategic industry partnerships & collaborations. In October 2014 Jonathan was appointed Managing Director of Sologic following David Tooth’s move to CEO.

His role at Sologic sees him responsible for the operational and commercial activity for the business across the European region, which in this case includes the UK, Mainland Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to his appointment with Sologic, Jonathan worked for over six years within the commercial finance sector most notably as a founding partner at one of the regions largest commercial finance brokers. This was followed by director level positions focusing on training for the Oil, Gas and Renewable sectors.

Jonathan is passionate about Sologic delivering the very best products and services to clients and has a true belief that effective Root Cause Analysis has a place across all industries and through all tiers of organisations.

Barry Little

Instructor, South Africa

Barry has worked in the Manufacturing and Service Industry for over 42 years.  He is the Managing Director of Barry J Little and Associates, who specialize in Management development and Training, and has provided facilitation to a number of business schools and major international companies in South Africa.

Barry left Air Products PLC in the UK in 1982 to join Air Products South Africa as Engineering Manager for the Merchant Gas division and progressed to General Manager: Technical Support.  During his years in South Africa, Barry was activity involved in industry associations and government working groups, and a board member of two not-for-profit companies working in the gas industry and with government to establish national standards and regulations.

Barry has studied mechanical engineering and management for many years, and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  Special areas of expertise include incident investigation, field EH&S, EH&S and quality management systems, labor law, operations and general management.