John Evers, Eng.D.

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John Evers, Eng.D.

Senior Lecturer, OREM

Office Location: 317 Caruth Hall

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  • SMU, MSE, MSOR, DEng
  • Duke University, BSE
  • Command & Staff Diploma, Naval War College


John Evers has 40+ years experience in industry, primarily as a Lead Systems Engineer / Program Manager on various system development efforts, both defense and commercial, spanning system concept, design, test and life cycle support of systems.  He has experience on a range of system types, including vehicle-level systems, multi-sensor and RF systems, software-intensive systems, business processes, multi-chip modules, construction, warehouse systems, and production and test systems. 

John is a retired Navy Commander (21 years Reserves, Civil Engineering Corps and Engineering Duty Officer); he led the development of the Navy’s initial Lean Six Sigma Black Belt curriculum.  He is currently the Chair of SAE International’s G-47 Systems Engineering Committee, and is a contributor to multiple standards including SAE1001, AS6500, EIA731_1, EIA731_2, IEEE 15228.1 and IEEE 15288. 

Honors & Awards

  • SAE James Crawford Outstanding Achievement Award (2014)
  • Best Paper INCOSE 2003
  • Various Navy Medals 


  • Systems Engineering
  • Project Technical Management
  • Lean
  • Six Sigma