Walt is an experienced analytics professional with a concentration in distribution and network optimization, inventory modeling, and data analytics. His experience includes 21 years in the US Navy, where he developed and implemented several scheduling optimization models. Walt served as the Director of Operations Research for the Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons System Support, where he was responsible for the inventory models for over twenty-three billion dollars of repair parts. He also played a crucial role in the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. During his last tour, Walt was on faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School and taught several applied courses in logistics and analytics.
Walt DeGrange is currently the Director of Analytics Capabilities for CANA Advisors. He recruits, develops, and enables a team of analytics professions to produce high-level analytics products across federal and commercial domains including operations research studies & analysis, analysis of logistics systems, sports analytics, data and information-based decision support solutions, and data quality & analytic assessments. He is also a faculty member at the University of Arkansas in the Operations Management graduate program. His analytics projects include work with the Navy, Marine Corps, several commercial companies, the St Louis Blues (NHL), and Atlanta Blaze Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team.
Walt has an MS in Operations Research from Naval Postgraduate School Monterey and a BE from Vanderbilt University. He has an INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) Certification.
He currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In his spare time, he enjoys sand volleyball, cycling, and video games.
, INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) , (2018)
MS, Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School (2005)
BE, Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University (1992)
- Executive Advisor, NC State University Supply Chain Resource Cooperative