Our Client, and Author Gerhard Plenert

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As a consultant, Dr. Gerhard Plenert has facilitated organizational transformations all over the world including Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. He has worked in numerous countries including England, Australia, Malaysia, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, and of course the United States and Canada, and the list goes on and on.

As a professor Dr. Plenert was a tenured full professor at California State University, Chico, and a professor at BYU Provo, BYU Hawaii, the University of Malaysia, and the University of San Diego. He was awarded numerous academic achievement awards. In his private life,

Gerhard is a world traveler having visited every continent. He has published 15 business books focused on Organizational Process Optimization. His books have been endorsed by individuals like Dr. Stephen Covey, and by companies like Black and Decker, AT&T and FedEx. Gerhard has taken his passion for reading mystery / suspense novels and is now writing his own series of novels.

He enjoys integrating his travels into his novels to bring reality to some of his adventures. His first attempt is a series titled The New Templars. He lives in Sacramento, California and has been married to his wife for over thirty years. Together they have eight children and eleven grandchildren.

We are very proud to have Gerhard Plenert in our fold, as one of our more distinguished Authors.


(The first book in the planned Series)

Dawn of the New Templars by Gerhard Plenert

Modern-day Templars, a group of mercenaries who execute paid contracts, are hired by Neo-Nazis to find the Ark of the Covenant, a treasure that the Nazi’s have been obsessed with since the Second World War. However, there is a hidden agenda on the part of both organizations as they work together to find the Ark, through a tangled web of global settings and organizations, while being hampered by religious radicals and international executioners. Convinced they’ve found the Ark, the Templars learn the real intent of the Neo-Nazis is world domination, and they may have just provided them with the weapon they needed. Gerhard Plenert weaves a tale full of suspense and intrigue in Dawn of the New Templars, that uniquely explores historical themes, geographic locations and cultural nuances, as it introduces thought-provoking themes that stretch the mind and leave the reader emotionally involved.
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Product Details

Dawn of the New Templars Paperback – September 15, 2014
by Gerhard Plenert (Author)
Paperback $22.79
Paperback: 634 pages
Publisher: Triplicity Publishing, LLC (September 15, 2014)




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Product Details

  • File Size: 3309 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Triplicity Publishing, LLC (October 14, 2015)
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

The New Templars, a modern-day underground organization of assassins and mercenaries who execute paid contracts, once again encounter their arch nemesis, a Neo-Nazi organization focused on world domination. The Nazi’s are fixated on creating a World War. Out of the ashes of this war, the Nazi’s see themselves as rising up and leading a new world order. In spite of all their experienced careful planning, the Templars find themselves trapped in the Nazi web, leading to situations which could inevitably spell disaster for the Templars and for the entire world.

Gerhard Plenert weaves a tale full of suspense and intrigue in this sequel to Dawn of the New Templars, that is filled with hidden agendas and sub plots, incorporating the US DOD, the CIA, the Israeli’s, and the French Mafia.


Other amazing works by the Author 

ABOUT “DRAGON PIT”  (A fictionalized work with a poignant message on  “the war on terror”.

Gerhard Plenert Dragon Pit

Product Details

File Size: 931 KB
Print Length: 384 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Triplicity Publishing, LLC (September 30, 2015)
Publication Date: September 30, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English


Meet the Dragon Pit!

This is a group of PhD students who decide that the war on terror is crazy, never-ending madness. They believe this war can only be won by fighting fire with fire; by getting on the same level as the terrorists. This tiny group of intellectuals take it upon themselves to “fight” the war themselves by getting rid of the constraints of Western morality and principles and going after the terrorists on their terms. Things become very personal when they lose one of the members of their group. More determined than ever, they plan their own version of retaliation. Does it work or does it backfire?

What a super movie that would make!




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CONTACT:   Dominic Bria

Shingo Institute

Phone: 435-797-0771

Email: dominic.bria@usu.edu


Gerhard Plenert, Ph.D. Joins the Shingo Institute as Director of Executive Education


Summary: After an extensive search and screening process, the Shingo Institute has invited Dr. Gerhard Plenert to come aboard as its director of executive education. He will lead the Institute’s continuous improvement efforts in workshop design and techniques.


LOGAN, Utah — The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has a new director of executive education. Gerhard Plenert, Ph.D. started work at the Shingo Institute on January 4, 2016. His main function will be to continue the improvement of the teaching materials and techniques used to teach business executives in the Shingo Model™ that helps improve organizational cultures and create world-class results.


“We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Plenert as a member of our leadership team,” said Shingo Institute Executive Director Ken Snyder. “His work here will lead to even greater improvement in our ability to help organizations become better.”


Dr. Plenert has been helping organizations execute operational and supply chain transformations for more than twenty years. His experience includes significant initiatives with Genentech, Johnson and Johnson, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Shell, Aramco, Sony, Cisco, Microsoft, Freescale, NCR, The US Air Force and numerous branches of the US DOD. In addition, Dr. Plenert has consulted to major manufacturing and distribution companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Black & Decker, Raytheon, Motorola, Applied Magnetics, Toyota, AT&T and Kraft Foods.


He is internationally recognized in operations strategy and change management for utilizing team-based, Shingo-based Toyota Production System principles. He has been an examiner for the Shingo Prize, and has been on the boards of the Supply Chain Council (SCOR Model) and APICS.


Dr. Plenert has published 18 books and over 150 articles on lean, supply chain strategy, operations management and planning. He has also written MBA textbooks and operations planning books for the United Nations. Leaders such as Steven Covey and organizations including FedEx, Black & Decker and AT&T have endorsed his books. His publications are viewable at www.gerhardplenert.com.


He was a tenured full professor at California State University, Chico, and a professor at BYU, BYU Hawaii, University of Malaysia, University of San Diego, and has been a visiting professor at numerous universities all over the world. He has degrees in math, physics and German, as well as an MBA. He also holds an MA in international studies and a Ph.D. in resource economics (oil and gas) and operations management.


About the Shingo Institute

Housed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world’s thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Business System. Drawing from Shingo’s teachings and years of experience working with organizations throughout the world, the Shingo Institute has developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for several educational offerings including workshops, study tours, conferences and the Shingo MBA. It also awards and recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that continually strives for improvement and progress. Those interested in more information or in registering to attend the 28th International Shingo Conference may visit www.shingo.org.


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