Pre-Employment Testing for Better Hiring

Woody Greene

 Woody Greene

Our clients are thrilled to be able to ‘select’ rather than just ‘hire’ new employees. The Athena Quotient gives them a much better understanding of an applicant’s ability to be successful in the jobs they are filling. These clients are confirming that judgment is key to success in every position and they rave about the Athena Quotient’s ability to measure this key attribute.


Woody Greene is President and founder of Greene Consulting, Inc. Since 1998, Woody has been helping companies improve their competitive position by implementing the principles of TQM, Six Sigma, and Lean. In the last eight years Woody has been using the Athena Quotient to help clients hire stronger employees, build better teams and improve their judgment. Woody has worked with K2, Inc, Milliken and Company, Fruit of the Loom, Russell Corporation, Rawlings, DuPont, AT&T and GM Racing to improve quality and reduce costs.

Woody’s background includes seven years with K2, Inc a NYSE Company, where he was Vice President of Quality and Process Improvement. While at K2, he developed and implemented the annual planning process as well as a systematic approach to continuous improvement. As a result, several K2 divisions achieved significant improvements in quality, cost and/or delivery. This focus on continuous improvement helped the company show a 75 percent increase in organic growth and a 232 percent increase in profits from 1991 to 1997.  The K2 Ski Division won the 1995 USA Today Quality Cup Award for large manufacturing companies. While at K2, he served as President of the Shakespeare Composite Products Division for eighteen months.

Prior to joining K2, Inc., Woody was Director of Consulting and Seminar Activities at QualPro, Inc. a Deming based total quality consulting firm. While at QualPro, he served as the lead consultant for several major clients including Milliken & Company, Boise Cascade and Southwestern Bell.

Woody also spent sixteen years in engineering and management with Oxford Industries, a NYSE private label apparel producer.

Prior to joining Oxford, Woody taught for five years at Clemson University and Southern Technical College in Marietta, Georgia.

He earned a BS in Textile Technology from North Carolina State University and a MS in Textile Science and Industrial Management from Clemson University.

Woody has been married to Lucy for over 45 years and has two children and one grandchild.