About Eric Hiller
Eric Hiller is the managing partner of Hiller Associates, the leading consulting firm specializing in Product Cost Management (PCM), should-cost, design-to-value and software product management. He is a former McKinsey & Company engagement manager and operations expert. Before McKinsey, Mr. Hiller was the co-founder and founding CEO of two high technology start-ups: aPriori (a PCM software platform) and TADA.today. Before aPriori & TADA, he worked in product development and manufacturing at Ford Motor Co., John Deere, and Procter & Gamble.
Eric Hiller is one of the world’s foremost authorities in Product Profitability and Cost Management – enabling the organization to bring innovative products to market in a profitable way, where product cost is known and reduced throughout the product development process, before product launch. Eric Hiller has been researching and driving product profitability since 1996, when he published the seminal thesis on the topic and invented the world’s first practical CAD driven Feature Based Costing software.
Eric Hiller has shared his insight on how to bring profitable products to market with senior executives of many of the world’s most innovative product companies, including Ford Motor Company, John Deere, Caterpillar, Flextronics, Polaris, JLG, and many others. He has been interviewed by some of the thought leaders in the sourcing and product development world, including www.spendmatters.com and www.sourceinnovation.com. Eric has written for www.tech-clarity.com and www.CostCents.com, and his ideas have been covered by IndustryWeek, Aberdeen Research, Managing Automation, Design Engineering, and CAD Digest, among others. Eric Hiller is the author of the PCM blog www.ProductProfitAndRisk.com.
He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.