Now he wants to open up his own consultancy in business process improvement, helping small and medium-sized businesses increase efficiency.
He says he'll go after health care and other non-autos related businesses.
His biggest obstacle?
"It not that [companies] don't see a need for it," he says. "But they see it as an expense, and they're not willing to put the money out for it right now."
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