About Arvense Group

We aren’t just a trusted business advisory that generates ideas. We’re a global business advisory that mobilizes action and delivers sustainable results. We empower clients with strategy, capabilities, analytics, operations and transformational growth. From inspiration to implementation, we bring the right people together to create exceptional results.

Arvense Group is a uniquely qualified team of supply chain, change management, operational excellence, project management, and strategy & planning experts that enables companies in the engineering and manufacturing industries to gain competitive advantage and position themselves for success.

Why we’re different

  • Our seasoned team of world-class consultants and industry experts listen, observe and deliver results
  • We’re focused on helping our clients become the world’s best engineering and manufacturing companies
  • Our lack of bureaucracy means we have an empowered team who can make decisions quickly
  • We have a results-driven culture willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Since 2013, we have worked with some of the world’s largest public and privately held companies
  • Our low overhead means our clients only pay for costs which directly support their projects
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Our values

We believe in six key HABITS that help develop a productive and engaged culture:

H Honor commitments
A Add value
B Be adaptable
I Innovate
T Think relationships
S Show transparency

Learn the 6 HABITS to develop a productive and engaged culture in your company.

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Our team

Diverse backgrounds, educational experiences and professional opportunities lay the foundation of our expertise. With a shared purpose and vision of growth, prosperity and positive transformation, Arvense Group guides you into making better decisions, translating those decisions into executable actions and partnering to deliver the sustainable success you desire.

Derek Bentley

Derek Bentley

Managing Director​

Derek is a founder and managing director of Arvense Group. He specializes in leading change initiatives to ensure sustainable results. He achieves this by establishing and ing…

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Tom Ruble

Tom Ruble

Partner

With over 40 years’ experience, Tom is a proven leader in the Automotive and Metalworking industries. He has held full P&L responsibilities as a Plant Manager at General Motor…

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Stewart Witt

Stewart Witt

Partner

Stewart has over 20 years of experience leading successful projects like NASCAR pit stop improvement teams and portfolios of projects for worldwide organization transformation…

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Steve Dickerson

Steve Dickerson

Senior Principal

With 35 years experience Steve considered a leading industry expert in the Manufacturing and Automotive Industries. He has managed P&L for Metaldyne Corporation, Custom Molder…

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Brenda Egbert

Brenda Egbert

Director of Finance

Brenda leads Arvense Group’s financial operations, including oversight of the company’s administration, banking, accounting, tax, insurance, and auditing. As a member of the…

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Emory Bellard

Emory Bellard

Senior Principal

Emory Bellard is a veteran, entrepreneur, managing director and founder of Arvense Group. Emory leverages his business and military experience to create, capture and deliver s…

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Anthony Veith

Anthony “Tony” Veith

Senior Principal

Anthony ‘Tony” Veith’s ability to implement and manage complex re-engineering operations initiatives are unmatched by his peers. With more than 30 years in the integrate…

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Brandee Johnson

Brandee Johnson

Marketing Advisor

Brandee is a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience working with national and global brands to build and grow market share. She specializes in brand developme…

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Ed Kincer

Ed Kincer

Senior Principal

With over 40 years of experience, Ed is a leading industry expert in the Process Improvement profession. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in global manufacturing, fabr…

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Gene Cox

Senior Principal

Gene is a Boeing retiree that held various management positions during his 39 years of experience in the commercial and military aerospace industry. He is a proven leader wit…

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Paulo Cury

Senior Principal

Paulo has 20 years of experience in project management and commercial within consumer packaged goods (CPG), real estate and public sector. He is a seasoned leader, adept at bu…

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Kurt Corthout

Senior Principal

Kurt has over 20 years of experience consulting in manufacturing, oil exploration, navigation, private banking, media and IT industries. He is an expert in project management,…

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Giles Wright

Senior Principal

Giles has over 40 years of experience in supply chain management and manufacturing in different industries. He is an experienced visionary with strategic leadership skills who…

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Angela Naar

Senior Principal

With over 30 years of experience, Angela is an industry expert in lean manufacturing principles, theory of constraints and overall business performance. She has experience in …

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Alan Darby

Alan Darby

Senior Principal

With 40 years of manufacturing experience Alan brings a wealth of experience and success relative to metal fabricating and assembly operations. With full P&L responsibility fo…

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Steve Lake

Steve Lake

Senior Principal

With over 37 years’ experience in Manufacturing related industries, Steve has a proven track record of delivering positive results. He has had P&L responsibilities throughou…

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Ron Kozlowski

Senior Principal

With over 30 years’ experience, Ron is a dynamic, customer-focused, change agent in highly engineered product industries. Persuasive, collaborative manufacturing executive wi…

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