College of Management and Technology
I am Ed Kaplan, and I currently make my living as an information technology consultant developing and implementing business intelligence (a.k.a., data mart or data warehouse) solutions. Prior to this line of work, I held the position of Group Controller for Hilite Industries, Inc., an automotive manufacturer with facilities located in the United States, France and Germany. Prior to joining Hilite Industries, I was the Vice-President of Finance and Information Technology for Northern Stamping, Inc., an automotive manufacturer, acquired by Hilite Industries. I have also worked as a Manager in the Management Consulting practice of Ernst & Young, LLP, and have held a variety of financial positions with Lincoln Electric, Gencorp and Motorola.
I am a licensed C.P.A. and have earned an M.S. in Accounting from Purdue University Global (formerly Kaplan University), an M.B.A. from Kent State University and a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University.
I have also co-authored articles and cases appearing in The Journal of Cost Management and The Journal of Accounting Case Research.