Buck Hickman is a Principal Consultant based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with vast professional experience in both the private and public sectors.
Buck has a proven record of success in negotiating cost savings, improving processes, and increasing profitability in manufacturing and service operations.
Before joining ERA, Buck worked in R&D/new product development for a multinational medical device manufacturing company. Buck’s additional work has included construction services and recreational vehicle manufacturing. Buck has experience at the positions of director, project manager, and senior R&D buyer.
Buck also served on active duty in both the US Navy (as a logistics officer) and the US Air Force (as a gunship electrician). He has been involved in various philanthropic activities, including cycling fundraisers for multiple sclerosis, volunteering with the United Way, and various work for veteran causes.
Buck holds a BA in International Relations from Georgetown University and an MS in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. He is currently enrolled at Harvard University in the Harvard Business School’s Business Analytics Certificate Program.