Erich Kreidler has more than 17 years of experience executing large global implementations that integrate people, processes and technology. His client list includes more than 15 Fortune 500 companies whose interests range from grocery distribution and logistics to public utilities. He is a managing partner for KRE Consulting, LLC, a top strategic I.T. and business consulting firm. He is also a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering for the University of Southern California’s (USC) graduate school of business as well as a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
As Chief Operations Officer for Storelocal, Erich’s responsibilities include development of the co-op’s organizational structure and processes, facilitating and conducting board meetings and supporting innovation and new initiatives. An essential part of the co-op’s leadership, Erich has been a part of Storelocal’s team since the beginning.
In addition to his professional and academic pursuits, Erich is a founding member and president-emeritus of the Institute of Industrial Engineers’ Orange County Chapter. He has also served as a panelist, moderator and keynote speaker for the Harvard Business Growth Conference, Center For Hispanic Leadership, Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Innovation and Humanity Summit.
Erich holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he obtained the President’s award for outstanding achievements. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and participating in local running races. He also loves playing the guitar, particularly late at night to put his children to sleep