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Ed Kaplan

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree Program B.S. Accounting

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.

Courses Taught

STAT 2001 - Business Statistics


MBA, Kent State University

MS, Kaplan University

Public Service

Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund, Board Member

Penn-Mont Academy, Board Member - Hollidaysburg


Kaplan, E. A. (2008). JM Custom Wheels, Inc.: Ethics in Loan Collateral Reporting. Accounting Perspectives.

Kaplan, E. A. (2001). Acme Axle, inc.. Journal of Accounting Case Research.

Kaplan, E. A. (2001). Baseline Racquet Sports. Journal of Accounting Case Research.

Kaplan, E. A. (1998). Value Chain Analysis: A Strategic Approach to Cost Management. Journal of Cost Management.


Kaplan, E. A. (2004). JM Wheels Inc.: A Case in Business Ethics. American Accounting Association.

Kaplan, E. A. (1998). Strategic cost management: A value chain approach. Western Decision Science Institute.