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George M. (Bud) Smith Jr.

Clinical Professor of Business Administration

Organizations and Entrepreneurship

Office: 218 Mervis Hall


  • M.S. Sloan School of Management, M.I.T., with Harvard Business School option
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professional Experience

In Management Roles (1967-2000, listed sequentially)

  • Foseco Minsep, Ltd, London, England. A global specialty chemicals producer.
    -  CEO (chief executive officer), Eureka Refractories, Inc.
    -  CEO, Foseco Japan Limited (Osaka, Japan

  • Rockwell International, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. A global conglomerate
    - V.P. for Far East, Rockwell International Overseas Corporation
    - V.P. and General Manager, International Power Tool Division.

  • CEO of Swank Refractories Company, Pittsburgh, PA. Maker of specialty chemicals.
  • CEO of EDPAC Inc., Cherry Hill, NJ. Maker of computer cooling equipment.
  • CEO and Entrepreneur with Swank Metacon, Inc. A Swiss joint venture supplying process technology & equipment
  • CEO and Entrepreneur with Berthold Systems, Inc. A German joint venture supplying process technology & equipment.

As a Consultant

  • Booz-Allen & Hamilton
    - Management Consultant (1964-1967)
  • Sewickley Alliance Inc. An executive coaching firm.
    - Founder and Master Coach
  • Cape Ann & Company. Supports global corporate development
    - Founder and Senior Consultant

 As an Educator

  • Adjunct Professor of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University (1981-1989)
  • Visiting Clinical Professor and founder of the Consulting Field Projects, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business (2000-Present)
  • Consulting Field Projects
  • Managing Strategic Performance
  • Essentials of Entrepreneurial Management
  • Competing in Global Environment (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Global Forum - Outsourcing
  • The Effective Global Manager (EMBA Global Forum)
  • Project Course/Consulting Field Project
  • Management Consulting (EMBA elective)
  • Patent: “Apparatus and Method for Containing Radioactive Sources”, U.S. Patent 6,084,243, granted in 2000.
  • Paper: “The Role of Faculty in MBA Problem-Based Learning”, by G.M. Smith, Jr. and D.C. Good, National Society for Experimental Education (NSEE) Perspectives, Winter, 2010
  • Paper: “Upgrading Problem-based Learning by Involving Consulting Professionals”, by G.M. (Bud) Smith, Jr. and Deborah Good. Information Age Publishing. Fall, 2010.
  • Book: “Hands-On Consulting”, published by Pearson Learning Solutions, 2012.
  • Past Chair, M.I.T. Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh.
  • Past Chair and current board member, World Presidents Organization (YPO) of Pittsburgh.
  • Continues to hold his college track record for the 220-yard dash.
  • Served in United States Navy as line officer, Atlantic Fleet.
  • Lives with wife, Carolyn, in Sewickley, a suburb of Pittsburgh.