Mike Bucher


    • Mike has extensive worldwide experience in consumer product and packaging innovation, operations, and end to end value and supply chain design and development. During his successful career at Procter & Gamble, he led the design and creation of a worldwide organization responsible for the expansion of product and packaging initiatives, cost innovation, and supply chain optimization for a wide range of consumer product categories. He put into operation strategies for optimized cost and agility at the intersection of R&D/Innovation with Manufacturing/Supply Chain which generated annual savings exceeding 5% of total spending year on year and exceeding $500 million for the 3-year period by integrating cost savings efforts across product categories and regions. His experience has allowed him to provide hands on leadership and operational consulting services for a variety of large (Fortune 500) and small (less than $50 million sales) companies.

Core Knowledge

      • Product and Package Development & Commercialization
      • Supply Chain Development & Readiness International Business
      • Cost Innovation
      • Operations Management

Leadership Characteristics

Mike has demonstrated skills in designing, recruiting, developing, and motivating organizations with extensive international experience. He offers technical expertise combined with business acumen and leadership success.

Professional Experience

Present Cincinnati Consulting Consortium, Product Development, Operations & Delivery Executive
2012-Present Independent Consultant, Product Development, Operations & Delivery Executive
2009-2012 Procter & Gamble Company, Director, Global Materials , Process &Delivery
2005-2009 Procter & Gamble Company, Director, Global Personal Cleansing Research & Development
1983-2005 Procter & Gamble Company, Various management positions in Research & Development


      • Adjunct Faculty – Management Department, College of Business Northern Kentucky University
      • NKU College of Business – Mentor Program Advisory Board


      • MS Mechanical Engineering Non-linear Finite Element Modeling funded by NASA
      • BS Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University