USCCG Elevates Senior Executives to Partners

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Ted Buckles to Executive Partner; Joe Politoske to partner.

USC Consulting Group, LLC (USCCG) Vice President and Assistant Director of Operations Ted Buckles, 45, has been named an executive partner, and Senior Operations Manager Joseph Politoske, 48, has been named a partner at the operations management consulting firm.

Mr. Buckles began his operations career with USCCG in 1988. After rising through the ranks from project consultant to senior operations manager, he was made a partner in 2005. In his current role, he is responsible for planning, staffing, and managing USCCG's product and service delivery for every client engagement. Mr. Buckles is based in St. Peters, MO.

Mr. Politoske has been with the firm since 1986. He has held progressively more responsible positions, leading quality improvement initiatives across a diverse mix of business sectors ranging from defense and power generation to industrial manufacturing and food processing. He earned a Bachelors degree in business administration from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Politoske resides in Jacksonville, FL.

In announcing these promotions, Senior Partner and Director of Operations Louis E. Schmitt, said, "Ted Buckles and Joe Politoske drive exceptional value for our clients with their experience, initiative, and leadership skills. They are two of the cornerstones of our delivery team."

About USC Consulting Group (USCCG): USCCG is an independent operations management consulting firm with nearly 40 years' experience in the area of business performance improvement. It combines extensive subject matter expertise, gained in the course of successfully completing over 1,300 engagements, with enabling technology to drive and sustain superior results. The firm offers an array of services that include Six Sigma, Lean transformation, supply chain optimization, process improvement, project management, value stream mapping, training and facilitation, blended learning solutions, modeling and simulation, and world class maintenance management and reliability services. USCCG is a Microsoft Managed partner headquartered in Tampa, FL. It also has offices in Chicago, Montreal, and Toronto. For more information, visit


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