Keith Helfrich, Senior Lead Consultant—Growth Services, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Eric Kimberling, Managing Partner, Panorama Consulting Solutions


Keith Helfrich

Senior Lead Consultant—Growth Services
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Founder, Vice President–Operations, Growth GPS

Keith Helfrich is a globally minded business- and product-development leader with expertise in delivering strategic and tactical solutions to complex business issues. He is a growth catalyst passionate about motivating organizations and employees to identify opportunities, innovate products and develop customer advocates to build sustainable top/bottom-line growth results.

Keith offers a unique blend of leader and team-builder skills, and is a market analyst who identifies growth opportunities and garners stakeholder support. He holds a master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas, and Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University. Keith also authors the Innovation Intersection column for Fabricating Product News.

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Eric Kimberling

Managing Partner
Panorama Consulting Solutions

After 15 years of ERP consulting at large firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers and SchlumbergerSema, Eric Kimberling realized the need for an independent consulting firm that really understand both ERP and the business benefits it can enable.

Eric is the founder and Managing Partner of Panorama Consulting Solutions, an independent ERP consulting firm in Denver, Colorado, and is recognized as a leading expert in the international ERP and enterprise systems market. Eric has broad experience and expertise in ERP software selection, project management, organizational change management, contract negotiations and expert witness testimony. His background includes Big Four consulting experience and working with more than 150 global clients in manufacturing, distribution, retail, energy, utilities, non-profit and government.

Throughout his career, Eric has helped dozens of high-profile and global companies with their ERP initiatives, including Kodak, Samsonite, Coors, Duke Energy and Lucent Technologies. In addition to his extensive ERP experience, Eric has also helped clients with business process reengineering, merger and acquisition integration, business process optimization, lean manufacturing, strategic planning and Six Sigma and value stream analysis. Eric holds an MBA from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

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