Personal Purpose

To lead large-scale institutional change within business and social systems of increasing complexity in a way that establishes infrastructure capable of delivering sustainable performance improvements so that long-term institutional viability is ensured and increasing value is created for all stakeholders.


Known by colleagues and friends as a "corporate plumber", Alden designs, orchestrates and leads large-scale institutional change, fixing anything that does not flow. He has global expertise in leading Kaizen events (accelerated change processes), creating high performance work systems, designing organizations to support world-class material flow, facilitating collaborative labor/management relations, driving large-scale, inclusive processes for resolving site-wide policy issues, guiding merger & acquisition assimilation, image management, leadership development, growth coaching and visioning unmatched EHS performance. First-hand knowledge of institutional complexities coupled with expertise in analyzing work and work processes coupled with information technology savvy has launched Alden into the world of E-strategic planning and visioning. His proven track-record of creating institutional value covers a wide range of industries including jet propulsion & aerospace, tracked personnel carriers for the defense industry, elevators, well-head equipment, air conditioners, industrial chillers, automotive components, machine tool OEM's, sport league photography and financial services. The use of a "service business" model coupled with the pursuit of customer satisfaction has lead to the transformation of service functions including communications, development, human resources, procurement, financial planning, E-business, contracts, industrial relations, materials & logistics management and investor relations. As a conference speaker and workshop leader, Alden has presented for Ecology of Work, Goal QPC, Automation Forum, Boston University Emerging Technologies Conference, MIT Labor Dept., IRRA Conference, IAM Placid Harbor Training Center, Connecticut Quality Conference, Young Entrepreneurs' Organization, Springfield Area Council for Excellence, AdClub and Crusade. Pro bono work includes strategic planning and process improvements for UNA-USA, IAUP/UN Commission on Peace, Business Council for the United Nations, Portland, ME school districts, Hartford, CT school district, UCONN School of Business, University of Hartford, Hartford College for Women, Hartford Chamber of Commerce, The Village for Children and Families, Leadership Hartford and South-end Community Services. Alden is degreed in Business and Engineering from Arizona State University, holds two patents and lives in Avon, CT.



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