Industrial and Systems Engineering
In 1985, Al Morelli founded Searchtec Consulting Group, specializing in corporate advisory and operations management services to manufacturing companies. Today Searchtec is a leading professional services firm dedicated to providing turnaround management consulting, interim management, manufacturing-industrial engineering and performance improvement services spanning multiple industries and products.
With more than twenty years of corporate industry experience, Mr. Morelli has led numerous advisory engagements in a variety of industries. He is an industry expert in performance improvements and cost reductions. Most recently, he founded and served as President, Institute of Industrial Engineers-Orange County Chapter. He continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors at the Center of Applied Competitive Technologies.
Mr. Morelli previously founded and served as General Manager of ECT, Inc., a manufacturer of automotive catalytic converters. Additionally, he worked as a Consultant for California Manufacturing Technology Center, Manager Policies-Strategic Planning for the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (MTA), and Manager of Industrial Engineering at several manufacturing companies. He also served as a restructuring advisor on the Charter Commission for re-structuring the County of Orange after their declared bankruptcy, a Director on the Board of Economic Development-Orange Coast College where he was the founder for the OCC-Small Business Conference.
Mr. Morelli was selected by the Grand Jury to serve on the Orange County Citizen Oversight Committee overseeing the funding of Measure M; a 2.3 billion dollar tax initiative.
B.S. Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo and an M.S. Industrial & System Engineering from the University Of Southern California.
President, Searchtec Consulting Group-1985 to present.
With considerable industry experience, Al Morelli research interests focus on the development of techniques for analyzing business performance metrics . Al is a certified Master Black Belt –Six Sigma and ISO Internal Auditor. In addition, he served as Judge for California Excellence Award which is the California pre-qualification for the national Baldrige award.
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