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Expertise

3D Printing
Automation
Contract Research
Faculty Connections
Innovation
Laser Scanning
Product Testing
Product/Process Design
Test Plan Development

Education

MBA, Iowa State University, 2000
BS, Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University, 1987

Experience

Chris has worked with manufacturing companies for more than 26 years. He has held a variety of manufacturing, purchasing, quality, engineering project and program management roles for both domestic and international projects. He spent his last seven years in industry, leading new product development programs for one of the world's largest appliance manufactures, with responsibility for design, manufacturing, purchasing, and quality. Chris has worked with companies from around the world to resolve cost, timing, process, and quality issues. He utilized advanced engineering and manufacturing methods to reduce development cycles and improve manufacturing efficiencies. He holds numerous American Society for Quality (ASQ) certifications, a BSI Lead Auditor certification, and numerous domestic and foreign patents.

Chris is the Technology Assistance Program (TAP) Director and MEP Associate Director. In these roles he leads CIRAS efforts in building technical skills and deploying advanced technology in Iowa manufacturers.
Serving CIRAS from 2013.