Mike Weaver became an LMI partner in 1972 and four years later was recognized as the LMI Franchise of the Year. Mike’s organization, Achievement Associates, Inc., is based in 3 locations: Bucks County, Pennsylvania (in the Philadelphia-New York City corridor), St. Louis, and The Carolinas. The firm has served over 400 clients across the United States and in Canada with well over 80% doing repeat business.
Mike’s firm has been heavily involved in the use of the entire Teleometrics product line for over 25 years. The firm’s Teleometrics-based work emphasizes an extensive leadership culture change process called "The Achieving Manager Experience". Mike introduced Teleometrics to LMI in 2001.
Mike holds both engineering and business degrees at the masters level and is a registered professional engineer. He is also a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces Mike served in the United States Air Force, on active duty and as a reservist, and his career, before entering the training and development field with LMI, included engineering and management positions in aircraft operations, rotary wing flight test, and systems engineering.
Mike is co-founder and charter member of Catalyst, a national organization dedicated to furthering the state-of-the-art in training and development. Mike is included in Who’s Who in The United States and a variety of other reference publications.
Patrick J. Below is a leading strategic thinker and business consultant specializing in the areas of strategy and growth for small and medium-sized companies. He founded his company, The Below Group, in 1970, in affiliation with Leadership Management, Inc. In the past 35 years, his company has worked with over 150 small and medium-sized clients across a wide variety of industrial and service sectors.
He is author of two books on planning: The Executive Guide to Strategic Planning and The Executive Guide to Operational Planning. His third book, The CEO Challenge, was published in July, 2004.
Allen Raffetto has a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with emphasis in cognitive processes, statistics, and psychometrics. Psychometrics is the branch of psychology that deals with administration and interpretation of quantitive tests for the measurement of psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits. He is under contract with LMI in addition to running his own LMI assessment business. He is the host / moderator of the Assessments tele-training series, assists in assessments certification and works on special projects with LMI where his background proves valuable.
He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University, a M.A. at San Francisco University, and a Ph.D. at the University of North Dakota . He taught at several universities and was chairman of the Psychology Department at Beloit College. He has over 30 years of business experience emphasizing assessments, cognitive processes and job-related behaviors. Al has been a LMI Franchisee since 1998. He has been a member of the American Psychological Association and Sigma XI, a Scientific Society.
Paul Hindelang is a manufacturing consultant, quality engineer, and productivity/leadership trainer. Paul has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a M.S.A. in Human Resources from Central Michigan University.
He is involved in the ESD, ASQ, APICS, and the Troy Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Paul is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, a Certified Quality Auditor, a Certified Mechanical Inspector, a Certified Reliability Engineer, a Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Technician and Certified Program Facilitator. He is also APICS certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Integrated Resource Management (CIRM), an ISO9000 Lead Auditor (RAB IATCA Sr. Auditor #QI04940), and has been approved for QS-9000 Auditing by the Automotive Industry Action Group.