Jim Duarte is the principal at LJ Duarte & Associates LLC in Clermont, FL. During his career, he has been a Corporate Director of Quality at Reynolds Metals and a Corporate Director of Strategic Business Analytics at Anheuser Busch as well as a Senior Consulting Manager for APQC. His education includes a BS and MS degrees in statistics from Brigham Young University. His certifications and awards include being named an ASQ Fellow and ASQ certification as a Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt along with a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has numerous publications in the areas of statistics, process improvement and strategic planning. He possesses six patents for analytical methods which include two domestic and four international patents with another still pending.