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Advisory Boards

Industrial Engineering Technology Advisory Board

Advisory Board Mission

The Industrial Engineering Technology advisory board consists 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.

  • Ramin Zarrabi (Plant Manager, Johnson Controls, Parsons, KS)
  • Dan Blackburn (Quality Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Miami, OK)
  • Travis Brown (Director of Manufacturing – Medical Power, EaglePicher Technologies, LLC)
  • James Neatherry (VP Engineering, Newell Coach, Miami, OK)
  • Brian Smith (Manufacturing Development Engineer, EaglePicher Technologies, Joplin, MO)
  • Charles Edgington (Site Op. Excellence Leader, Ducommun Incorporated, Joplin, MO)
  • Luke Niebaum (Engineering Manager, Ducommun Incorporated, Joplin, MO)
  • Gia Yang (Distribution Process Engineer, Schreiber Foods, Carthage, MO)
  • John Daugherty (Orizon, General Manager, Fenton, MO)
  • Casey Finley (Sr. Quality Engineer, Blue Buffalo, Joplin, MO)
  • Ross Turner (Owner, Cabinet Doors Unlimited, Afton, OK)
  • Tim Plutino (Director of Operations, H.E. Williams, Carthage, MO
  • Josh Huffman (Industrial Engineering Manager, Schaeffler Group, Joplin, MO)
  • Caleb House (Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Reyco Granning Suspensions, LLC, Mt. Vernon, MO)
  • Robert Watson (Group Leader, Schaeffler Group, Joplin, MO)
  • Josh Huffman (Sr Project Engineer II, General Mills, Joplin, MO)
  • Ben Gilstrap (Continuous Inmprovement Specialist, Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc., Joplin, MO)
  • Veronica Miller (HR Manager, Mapp Technologies, LLC, Joplin, MO)
  • Student Representatives (SME student chapter leadership)