Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Advisory Boards

Advisory Board Mission

The Engineering Technology advisory boards consist of professional men and women who volunteer their time and expertise to provide council in four areas:

  1. assessment of the program
  2. promotion of the program
  3. career advisement for students
  4. update on industrial needs, trends and issues.

Advisory Board Membership Roster

Industrial Engineering Technology

The following Industrial Engineering Technology advisory board members have volunteered considerable time and effort to guide the B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology degree.

  • Scott Glasgow (Engineering Manager, Umicore Optical Materials, Quapaw, OK)
  • Ramin Zarrabi (Site manager for Ceradyne Boron Products, Ceradyne Boron Products, Quapaw, OK)
  • James Neatherry (Senior Graphic Designer/Sales, Newell Coach, Miami, OK)
  • Travis Brown (Operations Manager, Eagle Picher Technologies, LLC, Pittsburg, KS)
  • Jeff Thompson (Director of Operations, Precision Aerogroup, Grove, OK)
  • Josh Huffman (Production Supervisor/I.E. Manager, Reyco Granning Suspensions, Mount Vernon, MO)
  • Mark Cochran (Engineering Manager, FAG Bearing Corporation, Schaefler Group, Joplin, MO)
  • Charles Edginton (Industrial Engineer/MOVE Specialist, Schaeffler Group USA, Joplin, MO)
  • Dave Strawn (Engineering Manager, Ducommun Labarge Technologies, Joplin, MO)
  • Brian Smith (Process Efficiency Supervisor, Ozark Machine Company, Webb City, MO)
  • Marsha Cole (Oklahoma Alliance, Afton, OK)
  • Michael Throop (Defense Contract Mgmt Agency, Joplin, MO)
  • Student Representative (President of SME student chapter)

Drafting and Design Engineering Technology

The following Drafting and Design Engineering Technology board members have volunteered considerable time and effort to guide the A.S. in Drafting and Design Engineering Technology degree.

  • Jesse Metcalfe (Drafting Supervisor /Continuous Improvement Facilitator, Leggett & Platt Inc., Carthage MO)
  • Tony Diggs (Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Lozier Corporation, Joplin MO)
  • Terry Drost (Network Administrator/Mapping Manager, Allgeier Martin & Associates Inc., Joplin MO)
  • Rodney C. Neece (Professional Land Surveyor, Stewart & Neece Land Surveying Inc., Joplin MO)
  • Mark Shipley (Software Engineer, H.E. Williams Inc., Carthage MO)
  • Brian Gipson (Engineering Manager, Boyd Aluminum, Springfield MO)
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