The company was started in 1995 with formal incorporation on May 9, 2001 by Jim and Jason Piatt (a father-son team). The founders started with a simple vision: deliver high quality services in a cost-effective manner through customization that meets or exceeds customer expectations.
The Company has continued to grow and prosper since its founding. Praestar Consulting leads the industry with cutting edge solutions and unparalleled cost savings for our customers, who range from "Mom & Pop" shops to Fortune 100 Companies. Praestar Consulting is now the recognized leader in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Quality, and Industrial Marketing consultation and training.
Jason Piatt is cofounder and President of Praestar Technology Corporation. Prior to founding Praestar Technology, Jason held various tactical and executive positions in Engineering, Sales and Marketing, and Program Management with a leading power transmission component manufacturer. In addition to his industrial responsibilities, Jason has served as a member of the faculty at Penn State University in the Marketing, Business Administration, International Business, and Finance Departments. He has also taught at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mathematics, and Physics.
Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Physics from Bucknell University. He also earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell and an MBA with Honors from Mount Saint Mary's University. Jason earned an Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management from the Sloan School at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Jason completed his Six Sigma Black Belt training at the University of Michigan as well as additional graduate education at the Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.
He has been an invited lecturer at Princeton University, Penn State's Capital Campus, and numerous industrial functions. Jason and the Praestar team have assisted numerous manufacturers in the areas of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Sales and Marketing Management, and Strategy Formation. Additionally, Jason has served in various interim leadership roles for several manufacturers including Interim CEO.
Jason has received numerous awards and recognitions including Senior Membership in the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), membership in Sigma Xi Research Society, and designation as Young Engineer of the Year in 2009 for central Pennsylvania. He is a monthly columnist for IndustryWeek and has been referenced as a leading authority on manufacturing competitiveness by the Wall Street Journal Radio Network and other leading publications.