Kaye Don Treese, Ph.D.

Kaye Don Treese, Ph.D.

Principal & Owner
Treese & Associates

Dr. Treese has over forty years of experience in manufacturing engineering and management in high technology industries.  He has an extensive background in the production of commercial and military electronic systems, medical instrumentation, automotive components, microwave radios, microelectronic devices, electro-optical imaging systems, and all-up-round tactical missiles.

He is the owner and principal consultant of Treese & Associates of Tucson, Arizona, which offers professional services in industrial engineering, manufacturing technology, and factory modernization.  The emphasis is on work measurement, process development, facilities design, manufacturing systems, and the product transition from design engineering into production.  Treese & Associates also provides consulting in strategic planning, market research, and competitive analysis.

Since its founding in 1988, Treese & Associates’ diverse staff has successfully performed consulting projects for over forty major clients covering a wide range of technologies.

Prior to starting his own business, Dr. Treese was employed for over thirty years at Hughes Aircraft’s Tucson Manufacturing Division and at their Santa Barbara Research Center, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing technology and production management.

Dr. Treese is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California and in Canada and is a senior member of IIE, SME, IMAPS and ASTM.  His numerous publications and conference presentations include “Planning for Computer Integrated Manufacturing Towards a Computer Integrated Business”, University of California at Santa Barbara, April 1988; “Managing the Transition from Engineering to Manufacturing in a Matrix Organization”, University of Southern California, 1988/89; and “Planning and Managing a Factory Modernization Project”, Project Management Institute, May 1991.


Executive Program in Management, UCLA Graduate School of Management
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Beverly Hills, California
M.S., Manufacturing Management, University of Beverly Hills, California
B.S., Business Administration (Production Management and Operations Research)
University of Arizona