“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”Albert Einstein
Rich Krahn was well traveled before his parents settled in Minnesota where he received his nomination to the United States Merchant Marine Academy. After earning his degree in engineering, marine operator’s license and Naval Reserve commission, Rich fulfilled his obligation sailing on tankers for Exxon USA. Deciding that this was a young man’s profession, he pursued an MBA in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin and joined Arthur Andersen. During a 25-year consulting career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Rich worked with over 40 clients in consumer-packaged goods, industrial products and process industries in the manufacturing, supply chain and enterprise integration disciplines. Not being well-suited for retirement, he worked 13 years in academia. Most recently Rich was an adjunct professor in the supply chain program at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, collaborating with Owens Illinois on sustainability initiatives. Deciding that this was not the last thing he wanted to do, he reinvented himself by completing the Data Scientist curriculum at datacamp.com. The common thread has always been to avoid the routine and common place, and always look for interesting problems.