Peter Christian knows why businesses succeed.
Peter Christian was a founding partner and president at Enterprise Systems Partners Inc. (espi), a prominent business consulting company in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. In that time he worked with more than 300 clients throughout the United States and Europe. He helped clients succeed in many key areas of business development including:
- Strategic Planning
- Continuous Improvement
- Lean Manufacturing
- Organizational Values
- Objectives Development
- Facility Planning
- Supply Chain
These companies have realized millions of dollars in cost reductions and profit improvements. They have also added and retained thousands of jobs. These improvements have helped reduce current business problems and lead to successful companies.
Before espi, he was an Executive Director at Crayola Corporation.
He held director’s positions in engineering, quality, operations, and research and development. As a leader, he helped the company expand with over 700 percent profitable revenue growth.
Throughout his career, Peter has remained dedicated to education and professional development. He has a B.S. I.E. from Rutgers University and an M.S.I.E from Lehigh University and he holds the following designations:
- Certified Jonah with the Goldratt Institute
- Senior Project Management through the AMA
- Guest Lecturer at the Lehigh University’s ISE Department
- Adjunct instructor at Northampton County Area Community College
He has had articles published in:
- IIE Magazine
- Industrial Management magazine
- Packaging Journal
- ASQC Journal
- IIE Solution
- Design 2 Part
- Consulting magazine
Why businesses succeed or fail is the topic of Peter’s first book.
His first book, “What About the Vermin Problem?” is a compilation of his experiences working with companies large and small. Retirement seemed a little too boring for him. Peter has decided to once again dedicate himself to helping leaders understand why businesses succeed.
He has been married for 41 years to his beautiful wife and best friend, Sharon. They met as undergraduates at Rutgers University and as they say, the rest is history. They have 3 wonderful children, two boys, and one girl. Two have served in the army and are still part of our military reserve. Their oldest, Chris and his wife have given them two very active grandchildren, ages two and three. Peter hasn’t been this busy since coaching his kids in baseball and basketball many moons ago.
Peter is an avid sports fan. He roots for the Chicago Cubs and enjoyed their championship in 2016. He hopes, it won’t take another 108 years to win their next. He also roots for the Washington Redskins. Currently they seem to be on the 108 year plan for championships. Peter also follows college basketball and football. He hopes his alma mater, Rutgers, gets in the playoff hunt in both sports, soon.
Peter and Sharon love to travel and have visited most of our states. They have visited 8 foreign countries. They will be visiting Australia and New Zealand in 2020. They plan to visit the Holy Land soon. They love to visit wineries. They are by no means wine connoisseurs, but love dry reds and whites. They have been to the Finger Lake region in NY and Napa Valley in California. Peter recommends both places to those who love the fruit of the vine.