Kepner-Tregoe Celebrates 60-Year Anniversary

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Global management consulting firm commemorates six decades of helping organizations improve performance

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As we commemorate our 60-year history, we honor the fundamental approach and methodology developed by our founders, cultivated and advanced by our talented teams and adopted by our world-class clients to make progress possible.

Kepner-Tregoe, a global management consulting firm, is marking the 60th anniversary of the company’s founding. To celebrate the milestone, Kepner-Tregoe will convene clients, employees and business leaders throughout the year to spur conversations about how business and industry has evolved over the past several decades, critical junctures faced by businesses, and how Kepner-Tregoe has developed its portfolio of offerings in operations, technology and training to meet and anticipate needs in the future.

Dr. Benjamin Tregoe and Dr. Charles Kepner founded the company in 1958 on the premise that people can be taught to think critically. For the past six decades, Kepner-Tregoe has helped thousands of companies around the world solve problems and improve performance by asking the right questions, identifying solutions and empowering organizations and their employees to become better.

Kepner-Tregoe’s history includes a succession of milestones and achievements. Kepner-Tregoe was the first to focus on the critical need for training in problem solving and decision making. The company pioneered the "train-the-trainer" concept—developed as a methodology for transferring its approaches to clients, which revolutionized organizational improvement. The Rational Manager (McGraw Hill), authored by founders Kepner and Tregoe, was first published in 1965, becoming a best-seller and a business classic that has been translated into many languages and continues to be read throughout the world. During the Apollo XIII crisis, NASA used the Kepner-Tregoe methodologies to identify critical issues, thus contributing to the astronauts’ safe return.

“As we commemorate our 60-year history, we honor the fundamental approach and methodology developed by our founders, cultivated and advanced by our talented teams and adopted by our world-class clients to make progress possible,” said William Baldwin, Chief Operating Officer at Kepner-Tregoe. “Today we face a complex and fast-moving world; problem solving skills are absolutely critical for success in operations, information technology and all facets of business. Together with our clients we will embrace change, empowered with the tools we need to identify problems, create solutions, and advance business for the years ahead.”

Kepner-Tregoe has consultants in several offices across the globe and provides organizations with data-driven and measurable results to help them improve performance and operate more efficiently.

“We’ve helped organizations tackle questions both large and small and from tactical to the most strategic,” said Christoph Goldenstern, Global Vice President of Innovation and Service Excellence at Kepner-Tregoe. “This ongoing dialog has helped factory managers enhance people skills and processes and helped IT managers avert crises and increase stability. Whatever the next six decades bring, we know that Kepner-Tregoe and our clients will be problem solving, together.”

“In the 38 years I have known and worked with Kepner-Tregoe, they have been a client-focused thought leader for Fortune 500 companies to startups. Their global reach and process thinking approach give multinational clients a common language and a common approach to address business issues,” said Daniel Lochmann of Inteva Products. “The value Kepner-Tregoe provides is in helping clients make the best use of their content expertise, moving them to question assumptions and think in new ways. I wish them at least another 60 years of success.”

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About Kepner-Tregoe
Kepner-Tregoe is a global management consulting firm. For 60 years, we have provided consulting and training services to many of the world’s leading companies across multiple industries. Our team of consultants delivers data-driven and scalable results that help our clients improve operations and profitability. For more information, please visit:

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