Campaign links: Brian Landsberger (R-NV-1)
Brian Jerome Landsberger
Brian Landsberger Congressional Candidate Nevada District 1
Biography of Brian Landsberger from xxx for Congress
Brian Landsberger is a candidate for Congress election year 2012. He is dedicated to making your government serve you fairly, quickly and efficiently. His experience as a process improvement expert and engineering team leader gives him unique skills that can be used to bring real improvement in the effectiveness of Congress.
Education and Training
- PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
- MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- BS, Aeronautical Engineering, US Air Force Academy
- Product Creation (MBB) training, Air Academy Associates, Colorado
- Product innovation and invention,
- 6 Sigma Black Belt Certification,
- Change management,
- Lean manufacturing,
- Product Creation,
- Process Improvement: all at Caterpillar University
- Local Las Vegas Connection
- 12 years total resident of Las Vegas. 1977-1979, 1990-1992, 2004-Present
- Resident of Congressional District 1.
- Four years an Air Force Officer at Nellis AFB.
- Eight years a research professor at UNLV.
These last seven years Brian has been a small business owner, owning and renting a small number of residential property on the west side (Rainbow and Sahara) and the east side (Tropicana and Eastern). He rents homes to Las Vegas residents of all professions; carpenters, electricians, cab drivers, gaming workers, students, retired seniors, office workers, cooks, and more. Brian knows what it is like to have your properties’ mortgages go underwater and see your business income decrease as rents go down. He has kept all his properties and also has worked with the renters keeping them in their homes. He understands the working people of Las Vegas, their difficulties, concerns and hopes.
Efficiency and Quality Improvement
Brian has led projects and taught current and future leaders on how to save money and improve performance covering many different products and services. While working as a “Six Sigma Black Belt”, an expert and team leader in making things better, at Caterpillar, Inc. he made significant improvements in manufacturing, product development and research into new products.
Brian then received a research position at UNLV where he led projects improving commercial building air conditioning efficiency. At UNLV he taught multiple classes and directed student design projects, resulting in significant improvement in the design curriculum.
To make successful long lasting improvements, you must skillfully manage the disruption and anxiety that accompanies major changes. Modernizing the US Military, making Medicare effective and sustainable, and preserving Social Security are examples of needed but disruptive changes that must be properly managed. Brian has lead and participated in needed but disruptive change projects, many successful and some failures. The knowledge gained from this on the job training will make Brian an effective agent for leading and promoting change in Congress.
University and Government Experience
Brian came to the University of Nevada Las Vegas from Caterpillar Inc. in 2004. For six years he led several research projects on building energy use efficiency and combat soldier blast protection. He also taught several courses in Mechanical Engineering including, Product Design, Technology Commercialization, and Senior Design Capstone Project.
Brian served 20 years in the Air Force as an officer, fighter pilot and instructor pilot. He flew the F-4 Phantom and the OV-10 Bronco. His last assignment was here at Nellis AFB, on the management team directing air support training for the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California.