About Buhler Consulting, LLC

About Carl Buhler, CEO

Carl "Ferris" Buhler is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC. Carl is a retired Air Force Brigadier General who retired in 2018 and holds an active TS/SCI security clearance. He has twelve years of experience as a senior executive in the aircraft maintenance, logistics, production and supply areas. Carl also holds a Business Consultant Certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College. 


During his career, Carl served as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration "Thunderbirds" maintenance officer (Thunderbird #11) during the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Additionally, he is a combat-proven leader with deployments to the cease-fire phase of Operation DESERT STORM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. 


Carl has also commanded five times, including commands at the complex, wing, group, and squadron-levels. His commands include Commander of the deployed 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group, Southwest Asia; Commander of the 78th Air Base Wing/Installation Commander, Robins AFB, Georgia; and Commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill AFB, Utah. 


During his 28-plus year active-duty career, in addition to his commands, Carl served as a Deputy Director of Resource Integration for Logistics at Headquarters, Air Force (Pentagon) and as a two-time major command Director of Logistics (PACAF & ACC). He has led several organization with proven results, production increases, process-improvements, efficiency improvements & turnarounds across the aircraft maintenance, manufacturing, logistics, sustainment, and supply areas. 


Carl's experience includes business development with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Foreign Military Sales, training, legislative, profit & loss execution, proposals, color teams and boards. He has extensive flightline & backshop aircraft maintenance experience (both at home-station and in combat).


Carl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics from Valdosta State College, Ga., a Masters degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma, a Masters degree in national security and strategic studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, R.I., and a Masters degree in national resource strategy from the  Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. 


Carl is a proud member of the Air Force Association (AFA), the VFW, the American Legion, MOAA, the Thunderbirds Alumni Association, NDIA, NACD and LOA.

Buhler Consulting LLC's Services

Buhler Consulting, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides consulting services using real-world experience, subject matter expertise, and access to a network of professionals with aerospace and defense experience. Wide-ranging experience with logistics, production, aircraft maintenance, sustainment, modernization, and supply chain management. 


Buhler Consulting, LLC specializes in creating innovative solutions; integrating people, processes & resources; strategic planning & program management; continuous process improvement; and leading change.


Consulting for commercial, industrial and defense companies, plus government agencies. Consulting services include:


➀ Color Team Reviews


➁ White-boarding for Opportunities & Business Development


➂ Proposal & Request for Information Development, Editing and Reviews


➃ On-site assessments of your production operation to provide an outside perspective with tangible improvement recommendations. Plus, in-person coaching, break-out sessions & local training.


➄ Evaluation of People, Processes & Effective Use of Resources


➅ Strategic planning & road-map development


➆ Subject Matter Expertise


➇ Gaps and Opportunities Analysis


➈ Program Reviews


➉ Board Membership (profit & non-profit)


....and much more. 



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