logo

Edward S. Pound

Edward S. Pound
Chief Operations Officer

Edward S. Pound is Chief Operations Officer at Factory Physics Inc. and lead author of McGraw-Hill's lead business title Factory Physics for Managers.  

Ed has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, having worked in general management, operations, purchasing, and product development. He has consulted for senior management at top national and international manufacturing companies and in small, entrepreneurial ventures.  His career includes two years in Mito, Japan working at JVC Inc.’s Production Technology and Research Center and he was its only non-Japanese employee at the time. His experience areas include aerospace, electronics, pharmaceuticals, cloud infrastructure development, consumer retail, medical devices, healthcare, construction, and engineer-to-order capital equipment.  With a deep background in manufacturing and supply chain operations, Ed has helped pioneer the advanced benefits that the practical science of Factory Physics principles brings to business.

Ed holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama.  He earned a master of business administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a master of engineering management degree from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. He is also a Past President of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Society’s Work Systems division and serves on its Board of Directors.