Chairman, Business Department
Associate Professor of Business
While Elliott was earning his masters degree, he also served eight years as an officer in the U. S. Navy, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, Elliott saw duty in the Pacific Fleet, in Vietnam, and in naval shipyards.
He has 28 years of business experience, beginning in operations, where he was at the forefront of introducing "lean manufacturing" to the U.S. in conjunction with former Toyota executives. He then moved into general management, serving as president of three companies and then as CEO of an entrepreneurial venture. His more recent assignment was as general manager of General Electric's Residential Water Treatment business. It is in these roles that he honed his skills in developing strategy.
He began as an adjunct professor at UNW in 2001 and joined the full-time faculty in 2006. His teaching focus includes corporate strategy, operations management and entrepreneurship.
He has served as Church Chairman and in various Bible study teaching roles in his local church. He and his wife, Bobbie, have been married for 38 years. They have four grown children.
M.B.A., Stanford Graduate School of Business
M.S., engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
B.S., engineering, U.S. Naval Academy