Samuel M. Bernstine, a Principal with Kepner-Tregoe (KT), specializing in the automotive segment in North America and serving as liaison to KT's global automotive practice.
For over 33 years, Sam has brought his belief in teamwork, his persistent pursuit of value, and his strong leadership skills to serving KT clients in the automotive, manufacturing, and power generation/energy industries. He has helped companies such as Honda, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Robert Bosch, Johnson Controls, Yanfeng, Bridgestone, Duke Energy, Exelon Corporation and Ontario Power Generation to improve how decisions are made, problems are solved, projects are managed, and communication is carried out. For Honda Motor Company, his collaborative review and refinement of business processes has built a relationship that spans four decades.
Sam's proven ability to collaborate effectively with employees at all levels—from the C-suite to the production floor—enables clients to fulfill quality, productivity, and cost-savings goals both at the major automotive OEMs and their tiered suppliers. Sam is a vital resource who consistently achieves rapid results for clients while embedding the analytic and business processes needed for continuous improvement.
Prior to joining KT, Sam managed plant-wide employee involvement programs for a Fortune 100 company where he integrated the efforts of labor and management through organizational development programs focused on team building, problem solving, decision-making, and statistical process control.
Sam is the current President of the Penn State Shenango Advisory Board, as well as serving as a board member on both the Penn State Renaissance Scholarship Board and the Penn State College of Health & Human Development Alumni Society Board. Sam is a former member of the Penn State Alumni Association Executive Council Board where he served as the Chairperson of the Development & Fundraising Committees and was the recipient of the Penn State Volunteer of the Year award in 2010 and 2013. Sam is an avid supporter of Penn State athletics.
Sam has a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and previously served as the closing President of Temple Hadar Israel in New Castle, Pa.