Meet Our Advisory Board Members

The Society of Cost Engineers Advisory Board Consists of respected members of the Cost Engineering Profession. All members have agreed to serve the Society of Cost Engineers in an unbiased manner. If you think you could contribute, please reach out to us at [email protected]


Mr. Jacques Decarie

Mr. Jacques Decarie

In addition to his role as VP at ERP company IndustriOS Software, Inc., Jacques expanded his responsibilities by joining FACTON in 2022 as Director of Accounts for North America.

Jacques is a true sales veteran with more than 30 years of experience in successful financial and ERP software systems sales and more than 10 years of experience leading executive-level sales teams. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with an Accountancy Major from Concordia University, is a Canadian Forces Basic Officer Training Camp graduate, and is an honorably released Naval Officer from the Canadian Forces.

He likes spending time with his wife, gardening, cooking, and listening to music. Jacques also has a thirst for the outdoors. His bucket list includes hiking and sea kayaking in popular destinations worldwide, including Newfoundland, Scotland, Italy, Spain, etc. Don't forget: In all likelihood, you will meet Jacques at a game of his beloved Montreal Canadiens.


Mr. Rick Burke

Rick is responsible for leading the company's marketing efforts to help drive aPriori's revenue growth. Rick brings to aPriori more than 30 years of experience working with high-growth software technology companies. He comes to aPriori from Oracle's Agile PLM Business, where he co-led the development of a highly successful global market development program. Prior to Oracle/Agile, he held a variety of marketing and business development roles in software companies focused on product development automation, including Eigner + Partner, PTC, and Computervision. Rick has been with aPriori since 2007.
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Mr. Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management improvement methods and business analytics. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina, at Gary received a BS degree with honors in Industrial engineering and operations research from Cornell University in 1971. He received his MBA with honors from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in 1974.

Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMC Link-Belt Corporation and then served as an FMC division Financial Controller and Operations Manager. In 1981, Gary began his management consulting career, first with Deloitte consulting and then in 1988 with KPMG consulting. In 1992, Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), now part of HP. From 1997 until 2013, Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software.

His three most recent books are Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics, Predictive Business Analytics, and Supply Chain Costing and Performance Management. His books are published by John Wiley & Sons.


Mr. Christopher Hutchings

Chris is an Electrical/Electronic Engineer and business transformation expert who leads global growth operations across all the Galorath business units.

Before this, he was evolving his engineering and management skills within the British Army and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, serving in several roles within the Defense engineering and procurement fields, including Integrated Logistic Support, Requirements Management, Systems Engineering, and Cost Analysis. Common to all these areas was the application of robust Risk Management process skills developed through study at the University of Southampton.

Over the last thirty years, Christopher has provided expert support in the field of Cost Analysis, Project Management, and Risk Analysis to a wide range of Government, commercial, and Academic organizations. He is a PMI, certified Project Management Professional.

He is an adopted Texan, Vegan, Kung fu teaching parent of four, and the fortunate husband of one.

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Mr. Doug Howarth

Doug Howarth discovered Multidimensional Economics, or ME, also known as Hypernomics. The new field reveals the linked, opposing, non-physical forces known as the Law of Value and Demand, which replaces the law of supply and demand. Mr. Howarth has written 14 peer-reviewed publications across four continents. His work has been issued by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), among others. He has spoken to the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) in London four times, and they have published his peer-reviewed work too. His company, Hypernomics Inc., founded on his ideas, has worked for NASA, Virgin Galactic, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, and Northrop Grumman. Along with two others in his company, he holds US Patent 10,402,838 for Multivariable regression analysis, the world's first 4D analytic software. He won ICEAA Best Track Papers in 2011 and 2018.


Ms. Niki Inglis

Niki Inglis combines 10 years of experience in the engineering industry and 15+ years of experience in program management, leadership, product design, and product stewardship. Passionate about developing technical solutions and using resources responsibly, she thinks that looking at design through a sustainability lens highlights the opportunities for improving the quality and efficiency of products. She currently develops customer accounts and new business at Makersite.

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Mr. Adrian Rochofski

Adrian Rochofski is the Solution Leader at 3C Software, a leading provider of product cost and profitability solutions. He is a hands-on, experienced controller, as well as a product costing expert and CXO advisor with a passion for lean process building. He has successfully implemented budgeting, costing, and profitability architectures at multiple Fortune 500 companies worldwide.


Mr. Joe Bauer

Joe is the Director, US Customer Success Team with Unison Cost Engineering.  He oversees training, mentoring and consulting in parametric estimation and data analysis for all government and industry clients in North America.  Prior to his director role, Joe was a Solutions Consultant with PRICE® for over 8 years focusing on U.S. Air Force and Canadian government customers.  Joe joined Unison Cost Engineering (formerly PRICE Systems) in 2012 upon retiring after 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.  He earned a Master of Science degree in Cost Analysis in 2009 from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an MBA in 2005.  Joe has earned certifications in cost estimation and data analytics. 

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Mr. Liam Barbary

Mr. Liam Barbary BA (Hons) FIMMM- Over 18 years in the flexible packaging industry. Having worked for Amcor Flexibles managing the UK dairy and meat market and subsequently Südpack as their Global Key Account Director, Liam has vast experience in packaging sales to key accounts. In 2011, Liam, along with two business partners, set up Benchmark Consulting and developed the world's first web-based estimating and Should-Cost-Modelling tool.