Gary Salton

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Chief: R&D and CEO

Professional Communications, Inc.

101 Nickels Arcade Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Certified Organizational Engineer III and Contributor

About the company

Professional Communications Inc. (PCI) is a research and development firm that was founded by Dr. Salton in 1991. The firm's interest centers on the behavior of groups of people functioning in organized, goal directed environments. A major part of this interest has been organized and codified under the concept of "Organizational Engineering" and "Engineered Learning." I-Opt"™ is a basic measurement tool in this field of interest.

Publications, Presentations, Citations, and Awards

Dr. Salton’s seminal work is the book Organizational Engineering published in 1996. This was followed by the Manager's Guide to Organizational Engineering (HRD Press, 2000) and the forthcoming book Engineered Learning (2003).

Dr Salton has contributed to journals and magazines such as Training Magazine, OD Practioner, the Financial Executive, Business Economics, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Development, Management Review, Financial Executive, Interfaces, Mortgage and Real Estate Report, Real Estate Review and the Site Selection Handbook and among others.

Dr. Salton has made presentations to a variety organizations such as ASTD, Institute of Management Science, Data Admin. Mgt. Assoc., Urban Land Institute, Nat. Assoc. of Corp. Real Estate Executives and International Conference of Shopping Centers among others.


Dr. Salton holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, a Master of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration. Current scholarly interest centers on the application of his human information processing theory to various aspects of human activity (e.g., organization, learning, marital relations and philosophy).

Dr. Salton's background has included various managerial and senior executive posts in investment banking, real estate and automotive industries. He has held positions as Sr. Vice President, Chief Planning Officer, and Corporate Controller among others.


Dr. Salton accepts brief consulting assignments on a very limited basis. His current fee is $10,000 per day or any portion thereof.