DB&A HistoryFor three decades, DB&A has focused our efforts on empowering managers
From the very start, our “people-first” approach to the way we conduct business has helped drive lasting financial and operational improvements in companies across a wide-variety of industries around the globe. Over time, although we have weathered economic, political, technological and cultural change, the roots of this basic principle have grown deeper within our company. While other consulting firms sway with the changing business landscape, DB&A remains steadfast in the philosophy that gave us our start — which is to help our clients reach their greatest potential.
DB&A is founded by Lou DeWolff and Tim Boberg on the principle of "guaranteed results."
The first DB&A clients are in the paper mill and automotive industries.
First Non-Manufacturing Project
Business Process Reengineering is a trending business strategy being introduced by other consulting firms as a specialty area of service.
Professional Services Expands to New Sectors
Professional Services experience grows with projects in the Distribution & Logistics, Financial Services and Telecommunications services.
Cumulative Guaranteed Savings Exceeds $100 Million
DB&A exceeds $100 million in guaranteed savings for our clients.
100th Project Milestone
DB&A completes our 100th project.
Transition to Knowledge Worker Era
DB&A, along with the rest of the world, transitions to the new Info/Knowledge Worker era, which proves five times more productive than the Industrial Revolution.
Guaranteed Savings Grows
DB&A exceeds $500 million in guaranteed savings for our clients.
New Sectors: Utilities & Bio-Pharmaceuticals
DB&A completes first projects in Utilities and Bio-Pharmaceuticals sectors.
250th Project Milestone
DB&A completes our 250th project.
9/11: Helped Government Strengthen Front Lines
The 9/11 terrorist attacks intensify a two-year recession. The event also expanded DB&A's efforts to help the Department of Defense and Defense Contractors strengthen their front lines.
New Sector: Insurance
Major insurance company engages DB&A marking our first entrance into the sector.
For the first time, a private equity firm engages DB&A to help improve efficiencies within their portfolio.
World's largest computer manufacturer engages DB&A to help improve their customer service and call center operations.
Leon Zebroski is named CEO of DB&A.
North America Footprint Expands
DB&A expands our North America footprints with projects in Canada and Mexico.
First Project in Europe
DB&A completes first project in England.
DB&A completes our first nuclear power project which would lead dozens more of our nation's 100+ fleet.
500th Project Milestone
DB&A completes our 500th project.
First Project in Africa
DB&A completes first project in Africa.
DB&A Helps Streamline Operations During Great Recession
$150 per barrel oil leads trucking and transportation services companies to look for ways to become more efficient. DB&A partners with a wide array of public, private and family owned companies in the sector to trim costs and streamline their operations.
First Project in Mainland Europe
DB&A expands to mainland Europe with projects in France and Czech Republic.
Michael Owens is named CEO of DB&A.
DB&A Goes to the Moon
One of the largest satellite manufacturers in the world engages DB&A to help their booming business get more products delivered to demanding customers.
European Footprint Expands
European footprint expands with projects in several more countries including Germany, Poland, Spain and The Netherlands.
One of the largest consumer products good manufacturers in the world engages DB&A to help make more cream cheese.
DB&A Expands to the Solar System
Two of the largest companies in the world share a joint venture that engages DB&A to help build rockets to take more pay load to the solar system.
DB&A Aids in Transition from Government to Commercial
The world's largest and most respected Defense Contractor engages DB&A as they transition more and more of their business from government to commercial contracts.
700th Project Milestone
DB&A completes our 700th project.
Cumulative Guaranteed Savings Continues to Grow
DB&A exceeds $2 billion in guaranteed savings for our clients.
DB&A Goes to Asia
DB&A begins first project in Thailand.
Keith Leary named Chief Operating Officer