Tercon Consulting Names Industry Icon Kenneth De Meuse EVP, Research and Product Development

Talent Management Pioneer and Downsizing Expert to Counsel International Clientele

Jan 28, 2013, 07:57 ET from Tercon Inc.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vienna, VA-based Tercon Consulting, an organizational development firm specializing in major capital projects, today named acclaimed author and expert on talent management and organizational change Dr. Kenneth De Meuse Executive Vice President, Research and Product Development, announced Tercon CEO, Jeannette Terry.

De Meuse, formerly VP, Global Research at Korn/Ferry International, has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored five books, and delivered numerous keynote addresses on organizational behavior, employee attitudes and team effectiveness. De Meuse's ground-breaking article in American Psychologist on team development has been cited in professional publications over 1400 times and his most recent book, FYI for Total Engagement: Driver of Best Practice for Managers and Business Leaders, has been purchased by companies worldwide to enhance employee performance.

"Effective talent management is one of the most important areas in organizational development today – both for those companies embarking on major capital projects and those facing downsizing decisions," said Terry.  "We can now offer our clients the counsel of one of the world's leading authorities on talent assessment and development."

"Joining Tercon enables me to apply my 25+ years of experience and passion into creating comprehensive new approaches and tools for recruiting, developing and retaining high potential managers," said De Meuse, who developed Korn Ferry's viaEDGE and ProSpective - two of the most used client assessments in the firm's history. 

De Meuse, whose research findings have drawn inquiries from more than 100 universities and 200 corporations, plans to support both Tercon's corporate and federal clients. 

"The U.S. government would benefit greatly from incorporating a learning agility assessment into its talent management system," said De Meuse. 

De Meuse earned a Ph.D. in industrial/ organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee and served on the faculties of Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin.  He has provided consulting and coaching services to Union Carbide Corporation, Intergraph Corporation, Nestle USA, Lucent Technologies, Presto Industries, Ayres Associates, Mayo Clinic, and the US Department of Energy.

About Tercon Inc. 
Since 1978, Tercon Inc. has been driving measurable improvements in productivity, cost containment, on-schedule delivery and resource management for Fortune 50 companies, government agencies and non-profits worldwide.  With offices in Houston, Australia, Singapore and the UK, Tercon specializes in organizational capability, program and project management, change management and leadership and team performance. 

SOURCE Tercon Inc.