Here at VCS, Inc. we’re all about developing products and services the value-centered way. Our focus is helping and empowering individuals and businesses to strive for excellence in everything that they do. That’s our niche. And we’re good at it.
Our story starts with our CEO and founder, Michael E. Parker, and his journey through hardships, opportunities, challenges and successes, and how he used his experiences to develop life-altering strategies and methodologies that can be applied in your life, career and business. These proven concepts are alive throughout everything we build, everything we create and everything we touch.
At VCS Inc., we truly are a family and our culture is built on friendship, respect, and unity. We try not to hold onto things too tightly or to box ourselves in to any given process or standard. Instead we focus on our commitment to excellence and value-centered solutions. On any given day you’ll hear laughter, hums of discussions, and the pitter patter of keyboards typing away…we’ve even shed a few tears together. We welcome any new member as though they’ve been here all along, and work together to take care of each other to get the job done in the most excellent way possible. We even have theme days, to make sure we’re holding true to our core philosophies and that we’re living and working by the guidelines of what we produce.
About Michael E. Parker
Michael E. Parker specializes in motivating and inspiring people to strive for excellence in life and in business. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Michael has spoken at over 1,000 events throughout the US, Canada and the Pacific Rim.
Prior to starting his own companies, Michael worked for Toyota Motor Manufacturing and General Motors, and received direct training on the Toyota Production System and Lean Management Philosophy in Japan, Canada, and throughout the United States. In his career, he has managed and led lean management programs for multi-million dollar organizations in both the service and manufacturing industries.
After seeing how lean could be used to improve operations in the manufacturing industry, Michael decided to expand his experience and knowledge to the service industry. He started and expanded more than 10 companies across multiple industries while creating a new management philosophy that built upon the fundamentals of Lean and could be easily applied to the service industry. He called this management approach “Value-Centered Management” and wrote the book, Who Said So? by Wiley Publishing.
Michael’s success has allowed him to receive national attention and recognition for his work and breakthrough ideas. He has been called upon to make special guest appearances on Fox Business News, NBC, and other major networks to share his knowledge in business and lean practices during these challenging economic times.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Management Science and a Bachelors of Science degree in Purchasing and Operations from California State University East Bay (Hayward). Mr. Parker is also an instructor with the University's Continuing Education Program teaching classes in lean management systems and business operations.