donald Remer

Donald Remer

PhD, PE, Cofounder and President, Claremont Consulting Group, Claremont, California; and Oliver C. Field Professor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College of Engineering and Science, Claremont, California. Dr. Remer has been managing projects, performing cost estimation and project feasibility studies, and doing technical and economic evaluations for over 30 years. He has managed over 70 projects ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. His industrial and consulting experience includes aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, chemical, computer software and hardware, electronics, medical products, oil shale, paper and pulp, and petroleum companies; design, construction, and legal firms; local, regional, and federal agencies; water, gas, and coal-fired power generation utilities and railroads; research and development laboratories; and energy conservation, environmental, sustainability, and renewable energy projects, including solar hot water heating and photovoltaics.

Dr. Remer's clients range from small entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, including clients such as Beckman-Coulter, Boeing, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, DIRECTV, eCivis, GEC Marconi and Lear Astronics (now BAE Systems), Hewlett-Packard, TRW, Disney, the FAA, Sequent Computer (now IBM), JPL, 20th Century Fox, Amgen, QAD, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, St. Jude Medical, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force, County of San Bernardino, and the City of Tucson, Arizona. He has also served as a task force and project manager and division coordinator for Exxon, and director of the Energy Institute at Harvey Mudd College. He has presented short courses in project management, managing and estimating software projects, and project cost estimation and economic evaluation to over 12,000 practicing professionals.

Dr. Remer is a registered Professional Engineer in California and Michigan. He is the former director of the American Society of Engineering Management and is currently on the editorial board of the International Journal of Production Economics. He was recently selected to be a charter member of the new Engineering Management Honor Society that was started by the American Society of Engineering Management. He has produced over 50 publications on cost estimation, capital investment evaluation, and engineering and project management. The International Society of Parametric Analysts named his paper on cost modeling the outstanding paper of the year in the Journal of Parametrics. Dr. Remer was case study editor of The Engineering Economist and has been on the editorial boards of Engineering and Process Economics and Engineering Costs and Production Economics. He has a BS in engineering from the University of Michigan and MS and PhD in engineering and business economics from Caltech.  

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