Tom Taormina has amassed an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and experiences over his 50 year career. Beginning with the foundation of 14 years at Mission Control Houston during Gemini and Apollo, he was one of the pioneers of the discipline of Quality Control Engineering.
He ran several manufacturing companies before becoming a consultant, facilitator and trainer. He has worked with more than 700 companies, written 12 books and continues to champion business organizational excellence.

His professional certifications include Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence and Certified Management Consultant. He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality. He lives and works in Virginia City, Nevada.

Prolific Author

It WAS Rocket Science is a seminal work on how we won the space race and how the Apollo Business Model© can be applied in any organization to achieve astronomical success. It includes powerful lessons in problem solving learned from the author’s involvement in the Apollo 13 disaster recovery.

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Foreseeable Risk provides litigators with the gold standard of strategy for winning products liability and organizational negligence lawsuits. It incorporates the tenets of quality management to produce scientific evidence, rather than just expert opinions. It also is written to help business leaders avoid litigation and to deliver defect-free products and services.

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Latest Missives from Tom

Profiting from Making America Great Again

By | April 5th, 2017|

Our new administration has promised to make America great again. Why? What happened to our leadership position in technology and manufacturing? How did we become enmeshed in a horrific trade deficit? How did we run [...]

Litigators: Five Secrets to Getting the Best ROI from Experts

By | October 3rd, 2016|

Expert witnesses. Can’t live with them. Can’t live without them. I have worked with attorneys whose biggest problems were with their experts, not with the facts of the case. I have worked with a handful [...]

The Perils of Auditing

By | September 25th, 2016|

One of the most misused and misunderstood words in business is “audit.” The noun definition in Webster’s Dictionary is: 1 a:  a formal examination of an organization's or individual's accounts or financial situation; b:  the [...]

Mission Debriefing 103 – The Blowout

By | September 8th, 2016|

Listen Now: The Mission Objective To extract crude oil from the ground safely and profitably. The Mission Profile Maintaining the effective extraction of crude oil from producing wells is a complex [...]

Mission Debriefing 102 – The Outsourcing Nightmare

By | September 8th, 2016|

The Mission Objective To lower the cost of home construction by providing modular home elements that could be mass produced. The Mission Profile A startup company developed a proprietary method of fabricating residential homes in [...]

Mission Debriefing 101 – The Family Business

By | September 8th, 2016|

The Mission Objective To grow and sustain a successful and profitable family business. The Mission Profile A sole proprietor precision machine shop in Texas. It grew to about 60 employees, mostly craftsmen running manual metal [...]