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Supply Chain


MBA, Iowa State University, 2011
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University, 2002
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University, 2000


Mike is the director of the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University.

With over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and engineering sector, Mike has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from Iowa State University. Mike worked in the defense and small appliance industries in a variety of domestic and international roles in supply chain management, quality, engineering, and program management.

At CIRAS, Mike led the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program for a decade, helping grow the breadth and depth of CIRAS' manufacturing services and cultivating partnerships within the Iowa manufacturing ecosystem to ensure Iowa's manufacturers have access to the resources they need to thrive.
Serving CIRAS from 2008.