In the Spring of 1968 in the town of Bala Cynwyd, PA, two courageous entrepreneurs, Pat Price and Tom Rice, branched out and founded Universal Scheduling Corporation – a fully-engaged operations management consulting firm that strives to impart positive, impactful change. Pat Price is named the company’s first President & CEO.
USC experiences early success that leads to our 100th authorization in just four years. Due to this early success, USC expanded into other industries outside of Manufacturing, such as Mining and Aircraft & Railroad maintenance, and offered more services than scheduling.
USC becomes a Partnership and changes its name to Universal Scheduling Company. Also this year, the company opens up an office in Chicago.
In the 1980s, USC introduced technology into our process improvement techniques and equipped each project and manager with a computer. The addition of technology allowed our company to go international and start engaging in projects outside North America.
Like all companies, USC hit some bumps in the road and encountered detours and disappointments, especially with the economy of the 80s. But, with our strong leadership the company coped and continued to grow. So much so that USC expanded into Canada by opening an office in Toronto.
Our George Washington of Presidents, Pat Price, retires and passes the reins to new President & CEO J.P. Wilson.
Having overcome the tumultuous economy of the 80s and embracing the upswing of the 90s, USC made like the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls of the 90s with five record-breaking years back-to-back. In 1999, USC opens an office in Tampa, FL.
J.P. Wilson hangs up his “boots” to retirement and Ron Walker, dedicated USC employee since 1971, becomes President & CEO.
In 2001, USC officially changes its long-tenured moniker of Universal Scheduling Company to USC Consulting Group. The name change is a nod to the expansion of services that USC has grown to offer, far surpassing its roots of scheduling.
With the folks of Bala Cynwyd, PA shivering every winter, USC relocates them to sunny Florida and makes the Tampa office the new headquarters of USC.
In keeping up with the plethora of technological advancements of the 2000s, USC develops the Lean Information Control System (LINCS) software – proprietary, enabling technology that provides real-time data and analytics for operational machines and processes.
Ron Walker transitions to Chairman & CEO. George Coffey and Jim Ostrosky partner up to become Co-Presidents.
Due to the consistent and abundant success of helping companies in the Mining & Metals space, USC develops a special vertical dedicated to the global Mining & Metals industry.
Ron Walker officially retires from USC and George Coffey and Jim Ostrosky become Co-Presidents & Co-CEOs.
USC Consulting Group launches a new corporate identity with a revamped, modern logo and redesigned website.
As the year came to a close so did Jim Ostrosky’s impressive career at USC. Jim retires making George Coffey the sole President & CEO of the company.
On May 22nd, USC celebrates its 50th anniversary!
USC Consulting Group has come a long way from analyzing schedules and communicating with mimeographs to becoming a well-rounded and respected operations management consulting firm. Today and always USC puts its clients’ people and processes first to help empower performance.