George Saltsman


George retired from ExxonMobil in 2004, after nearly 36 years. His career was heavily impacted by an assignment with Exxon’s Innovations Group which exposed him to Creative Problem Solving (CPS) as taught at the New York University at Buffalo. Applying these techniques, he has facilitated over 400 problem-solving sessions, serving up novel solutions and business strategies. His study of the process of future change led to speaking engagements throughout the United States bringing him in contact with various groups looking for guidance.

An honors graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, his ExxonMobil managerial career spanned a variety of product manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and customer service assignments. Before retiring, George was director of the Quality and Continuous Improvement efforts in their Lubricants business.

With the exception a four year interval in the Washington, D.C. area, George has been a member of the Houston community for over 40 years. He and his wife currently reside in The Woodlands. He serves as President of the ExxonMobil Retiree Houston-West Club and over the years has served as a director on a number of neighborhood boards.

Since joining ESCH in 2009, George has mentored students at the University of Houston and consulted for a variety of Houston-area non profits with interests in educational, vocational, animal rescue, veteran, youth services, and civic development. He has been conducting seminars at ESCH on strategic planning and non profit fundraising since 2016.

George Saltsman