IEOM Global Council
- Dr. Umar Al-Turki, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia (Middle East)
- Professor Abdul Talib Bon, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (Asia)
- Prof. Vitor Mendes Caldana, Federal Institute of Sao Paulo (IFSP) – Sorocaba Campus, Brazil (South America)
- Dr. Eldon Caldwell, University of Costa Rica (Central America)
- Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, University of Derby, UK (Europe)
- Dr. Ilham Kissani, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco (Africa)
- Professor Charles Mbohwa, University of Johannesburg, South Africa (Africa)
- Professor Abu Masud, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA (North America) – President
- Professor Eui H. Park, North Carolina A&T State University, USA (North America)
- Dr. Hamid Parsaei, Texas A&M University – Qatar/USA (Middle East + North America) – Vice President
- Professor Bernardo Villarreal, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico (North America)
- Dr. Abdur Rahim, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Dr. Abdelaziz Berrado, EMI, Rabat, Morocco
Dr. Loubna Benabbou, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Québec, Canada
- Dr. Ahad Ali – Executive Director
- Professor Don Reimer – Director of Membership and Chapter Development
- Dr. Mohammed Khadem –Director of Program
- Dr. Anwar Rahman – Director of Publication
- Dr. Taufiq Islam – Operations Manager
- Dr. Saso Krstovski – Competition and Workshop Director
- Dr. Annamalai Pandian – Associate Program Director
- Dr. Hayder Zghair – Associate Program Director
- Dr. Joseph M. Ogundu – Director of Certifications
- Dr. Ir. Lina Gozali, Tarumanagara University, Jakarta, Indonesia – Associate Director of Chapter Development
- Ms. Rocksana Ahmed – Assistant Program Director
- Suvro Sudip – Software Web Developer & Web Administrator
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Professor Charles Mbohwa, Ph.D.
Professor Charles Mbohwa is a Pro-Vice Chancellor Strategic Partnerships and Industrialisation at University of Zimbabwe and an affiliated Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment. He is an established researcher and professor in the field of sustainability engineering and energy. He was the Chairman and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe from 1994 to 1997 and was Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Studies Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg from 2014 to 2017. He has published more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, 10 book chapters and three books. He has a Scopus h-index of 11 and Google Scholar h-index of 14. Upon graduating with his BSc Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe in 1986, he was employed as a mechanical engineer by the National Railways of Zimbabwe. He holds a Masters in Operations Management and Manufacturing Systems from University of Nottingham and completed his doctoral studies at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology in Japan. He was a Fulbright Scholar visiting the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, a Japan Foundation Fellow, is a Fellow of the Zimbabwean Institution of Engineers and is a registered mechanical engineer with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe. He has been a collaborator in projects of the United Nations Environment Programme. He has also visited many countries on research and training engagements including the United Kingdom, Japan, German, France, the USA, Brazil, Sweden, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, Austria, the Netherlands, Uganda, Namibia and Australia. He has had several awards including British Council Scholarship, Japanese Foundation Fellowship, Kubota Foundation Fellowship; Fulbright Fellowship.
Professor Abdul Talib Bon, Ph.D.
Professor of Technology Management
Department of Production and Operations Management
Faculty of Technology Management and Business
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Dr. Abdul Talib Bon is Professor of Technology Management in Department of Production and Operations Management, Faculty of Technology Management and Business at the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. He has a PhD in Computer Science, which he obtained from the Universite de La Rochelle, France in the year 2008. His doctoral thesis was on topic Process Quality Improvement on Beltline Moulding Manufacturing. He studied Business Administration major in Quality Management at the master’s level in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for which he was awarded the MBA in the year 1998. He’s bachelor degree and diploma in Mechanical Engineering which his obtained from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He received his postgraduate certificate in Mechatronics and Robotics from Carlisle, United Kingdom in 1997. He is Managing Director of UTHM Teaching Factory and Manager of Centre for Technology (Furniture Innovation Technology) from 1 September 2016 and Head of Program Bachelor of Technology Management (Furniture Design and Manufacturing) with Honours from 2014 until now. Before this he was the Deputy Dean (Research and Development) at the Faculty of Technology Management and Business in the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia from 2008 until December 2011. Dr. Abdul Talib Bon has had over 28 year experience of teaching in higher learning education. A major part of his teaching experience involves teaching mechanical engineering students in polytechnics. However, from the year 1999, he was given the opportunity to be jointed in the Institut Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (ITTHO), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Department. In this institute, he teaches engineering management and quality control at the under-graduate level. Dr. Abdul Talib Bon has multidisciplinary research interests that encompass industrial engineering, quality management and production and operation management. His completed ten research grant projects include applications of forecasting in industries. His current research project is looking into developing process quality improvement (PQI) in manufacturing industries. He has supervised more than 65 undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. He has served as a reviewer for a number of engineering management and computer science conferences and journals as part of his expertise sharing initiatives. He had published more than 150 International Proceedings and International Journals and 8 books. He is also President of Industrial Engineering and Operation Management Society (IEOMS, Malaysia), Council member of Management Science and Operation Research Society of Malaysia (MSORSM), member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG), member of Institute of Industrial Engineer (IIE), USA, member of International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), member of Technological Association of Malaysia (TAM) and associate member of Malaysian Institute of Management (AMIM).
Prof. Vitor Mendes Caldana
Began the academic career with a technician course in Electronics from Liceu de Artes e Ofícios (1999) followed by an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 2004. In 2016, finished the Masters course in Industrial Engineering with the Quality of Engineering Education and its Relation to Regional Development as his area of research.
As a technical profession, from 1999 until 2016, started in Caltronic Automação Industrial, a service-based company in Brazil that represents American and European automation equipment for the printing industry, and finished as Service and Projects Manager, serving not only Brazil but the whole of South America with services performed also in USA and China. During the professional career took several courses in USA and Europe to Automation and dedicated equipment maintenance. In 2016 left the company for full-time dedication to IFSP.
In 2014 began his teaching career in FIEB as a substitute teacher for the Technical Course of Electronics. In 2016 moved to IFSP to start the electronics Technical Course in the city of Sorocaba and has been engaged with this project since. In this 4,5 years taught a variety of courses in electronics. In 2018 began his Research Group in Industry 4.0 and is currently working with colleagues in this research area as well as the project for the PhD.
Director, Industrial Engineering Department
University of Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
Eldon Caldwell is full professor/Cathedraticus of the University of Costa Rica, Central America; member of the IEOM Society Academy of Fellows and member of the IEOM Society Global Council. Also, he has been recognized by the IEOM Society with the “Outstanding Service Award” for his career of over 30 years as an educator, researcher and promoter of development of industrial engineering and as “Distinguished Professor” by IEEE Computer Society, USA.
Dr. Caldwell earned his B.Sc. and Master degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Costa Rica and he earned a Master degree in Service Marketing, as well in Financial Analysis at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico; M.Sc. Health Management Systems at UNED, Costa Rica and a M.Sc. Operations Management at ITESM, México. Finally, he earned a Ph.D. in C.Sc. / Industrial Engineering major in Lean Operations Engineering, University of Nevada, USA / Autonomous University of Central America; also he is Doctor (Sc.D.) in Robotics and Automation, University of Alicante, Spain. In addition, he is currently in the final process to defend his doctoral dissertation in the Doctoral Program in Education at the University of Costa Rica, developing the “Theory of Socio-educational Exergy-Anergy and Entropy” applied to the labor insertion of people with disabilities in industrial environments.
He is author of many scientific articles and two books: “Marketing of Social Products & Services”, UCR Publications; and “Lean Manufacturing: Fundamentals and techniques for cycle time reduction”, Kaikaku Ins. Press, USA.
Dr. Caldwell served as Operations Manager at MASECA, CA; Lean Manufacturing Project Manager at Eaton Corp. Costa Rica, General Manager at Quirós & Cía-Bandag Inc. and General Manager at Lean Systems Intl., USA. He has more than 30 years of experience as advisor and consultant in Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing and Lean Logistics at Interamerican Bank for Development, WHO, UN, World Wide Bank, Coca-Cola, Ministry of Health, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panamá, Costa Rican Institute for Electricity, RTC- Perú, Young Electrical Signs, Nevada, USA, AirCare Inc., Reno, Nevada, Plan International-Honduras, Bournes Co., DOLE Co. and many others. Currently, Dr. Caldwell is Director of Industrial Engineering Department at Engineering School of University of Costa Rica.
Professor Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Management
Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement
College of Business, Law and Social Sciences
Derby Management School
University of Derby
Derby, United Kingdom (UK)
Prof. Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes is a Professor of Operations Management and Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement at the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby, UK. He is actively involved in industrial projects where he combines his knowledge, expertise and industrial experience in operations management to help organisations achieve excellence in their internal functions and supply chains. He has also led and managed international research projects funded by the British Academy, British Council and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). As a leading academic, he has published extensively in leading scientific journals, including the Int. Journal of Production Research, Int. Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, TQM & Business Excellence, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, etc., and a number of international conferences. Professor Garza-Reyes has also published four books in the areas of operations management and innovation, manufacturing performance measurement and quality management systems. He is Co-founder and current Editor of the Int. Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience) and will lead the launch of the official IEOM’s journal Int. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management as its Editor-in-Chief. Professor Garza-Reyes has also led and guest edited special issues for Production Planning & Control, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Int. Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Int. Journal of Lean Enterprise Research, Int. Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, and Int. Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation. Areas of expertise and interest for Professor Garza-Reyes include general aspects of operations and manufacturing management, business excellence, quality improvement, and performance measurement. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a certified Six Sigma-Green Belt, and has over eight years of industrial experience working as Production Manager, Production Engineer and Operations Manager for several international and local companies in both the UK and Mexico. He is also a fellow member of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (MIET).
Dr. Umar Al-Turki
Umar Al-Turki is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in the Department of Systems at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his Ph.D. in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1994. He obtained M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University in 1989. He served as the Dean of College of Computer Sciences and Engineering, the director of the center of excellence in maintenance research and the head of the Systems Engineering Department. Dr. Al-Turki’s research in production planning and scheduling is presented in many international conferences and published in highly prestigious international scientific journals. He is a senior member of the International Industrial Engineering Society, and a fellow and a member of the global advisory board of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society International. He was involved in strategic planning for several national and international organizations in higher education and in water resource planning.
Professor Eui H. Park, Ph.D.
Dr. Eui H. Park, Professor of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at North Carolina A&T (NC A&T) State University, received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in 1983. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he joined NC A&T and has since initiated and developed a successful Human-Machine Systems Engineering program and interdisciplinary manufacturing program. He has also conducted STEM outreach programs, the Para-Research Program, Partnership in Education and Research, REU, and RET, for the past sixteen years. He is the founder of teaching factory, Piedmont Triad Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Dr. Park was also the Chairperson of the ISE Department for sixteen years from July 1990. He has been an IIE Fellow since 2000. His research interest include Human-Machine Systems Engineering and Quality Assurance. He has been a principle investigator in 24 awarded funded research projects totaling over $12 million in the past ten years.
Dr. Ilham Kissani
Dr. Ilham Kissani is an assistant professor in the field of engineering management for the School of Science and Engineering at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. She has served as the main advisor and lead instructor for the undergraduate and MS programs in Engineering and Management Systems since 2010. She has helped create very close ties with the AUI School of Business Administration, which allows both schools to leverage our resources and deliver a greater diversity of courses to students, such as supply chain management and operations management. Her background is diverse and includes industrial experience as well as academic. Her degrees are from INSEA, Morocco (Engineer) and Université Laval, Canada (Master and Ph.D). She has worked with Royal Dutch Shell as a project manager and with Modellium Québec, where she consulted in logistics and supply chain issues. Additionally, Dr. Kissani contributes in research in supply chain management, planning, and operations research. She is a member of ASEM, IEEE, IEOM, IIE, and INFORMS.
Professor Abu Masud, Ph.D., P.E. – President, 2019 – 2021
Dr. Abu Masud is a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Wichita State University. He has been named the Boeing Global Engineering Professor at Wichita State University. In this new post, Dr. Masud is expected to advance the College of Engineering’s strategic alliances for global enrichment and experiential learning of students as well as international research collaborations and partnerships. He received Duane and Velma Wallace Outstanding Educator Award from WSU College of Engineering. Previously he was held various positions at Wichita State including associate dean, graduate school (2008-2013), coordinator, college ABET affairs (2006-2008), associate dean, college of engineering (2004-2005), chair, industrial and manufacturing engineering department (1994-2004) and graduate coordinator of IME (1991-94, 1996-98, 2001-2004). Dr. Masud has engaged with various companies and governmental research centers including NASA Langley Research Center, VA, NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow (1991 and 1992), Boeing, Consulting Analyst, and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. He is member of Accreditation Review Council (2011-2014). Dr. Masud published book, book chapters, and numerous journal and conference papers. He is registered Professional Engineer at Kansas State. Dr. Masud is an IIE fellow. He received Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology.
Professor Bernardo Villarreal, Ph.D.
Bernardo Villarreal is a full professor of the Department of Engineering of the Universidad de Monterrey. He holds a PhD and an MSc of Industrial Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo. He has 20 years of professional experience in strategic planning in several Mexican companies. He has taught for 20 years courses on industrial engineering and logistics in the Universidad de Monterrey, ITESM and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. He has made several publications in journals such as Mathematical Programming, JOTA, JMMA, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Industrial Management and Data Systems and the Transportation Journal. He is currently a member of the IIE, INFORMS, POMS and the Council of Logistics Management.
Professor Hamid Parsaei, Ph.D., PE – Vice President, 2019-2021
Hamid R. Parsaei is a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University (College Station) and also Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in Texas, a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has published over 280 articles in peer-refereed archival journals and conference proceedings. He has also served as editor/co-editor in chief for four academic journals and eight book series. His research, in excess of $26 million, has been funded by numerous government and private institutions.
Dr. Abdur Rahim
Dr. Abdur Rahim is a Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, Canada. He joined UNB in 1983 and is a member of the Quantitative Methods area. He received his B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc in Statistics from the University of Dhaka, D.S. in Operations Research from the University of Rome, M.Sc. in Systems Theory from the University of Ottawa, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Windsor. He teaches Management Science, Operations Management and TQM in the BBA and MBA programs. Dr. Rahim is a recognized world expert in Quality Control and Quality Management. He has taught a wide range of courses in Universities in Canada, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. He has served as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Systems Science, Quality Engineering, and Engineering Optimization. He is a member of the Advisory or Editorial boards for Economic Quality Control, the Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, the Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, and the International Journal of Production Research. Dr. Rahim received the UNB Merit Award in 1992, 1999, 2000, and 2009 for his excellence performance in research, service, and teaching.
Dr. Abdelaziz Berrado
Dr. Abdelaziz Berrado is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at EMI School of Engineering at Mohamed V University. He earned MS/BS in Industrial Engineering from same institution, an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University, and a PhD in Decision Systems and Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. His research interests are in the areas of Data Science, Industrial Statistics, Operations and Supply Chain Modelling, Planning and Control with application in different industries. His research work is about developing frameworks, methods and tools for systems’ diagnostics, optimization and control with the aim of operational excellence. He published several papers in international scientific journals and conferences’ proceedings. In addition to academic work, he is a consultant in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Data Mining and Quality Engineering for different Industries. He was also a senior engineer at Intel. He is member of INFORMS and IEEE.
Department of Management Science
Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
Dr. Loubna Benabbou is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs (EMI) at Mohamed V University. Her research work lie in the application of decision/ management sciences and machine learning techniques to transform data for making better decisions and improving operational processes. Dr Benabbou has been supervising several undergraduate and graduate students in projects for different Industries related to the areas of Decision sciences, Data valorisation and Operations Management. Several of her research paper related to these fields has been published in international scientific journals and conferences’ proceedings. She was also a trader at Casablanca stock-exchange and financial analyst and risk manager at the Caisse Marocaine des retraites the Moroccan largest intuitional fund manager. She is member of INFORMS, IEEE and International society of MCDM. Dr Benabbou is an industrial engineer from EMI, she earned MBA and PhD in Management and Decision sciences from Laval University.
Dr. Ahad Ali
Director of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Director, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Director of Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group
A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical, Robotics and Industrial Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan, USA
Dr. Ahad Ali is an Associate Professor and Director of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lawrence Technological University, Michigan. Dr. Ali is the Director of Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group. He earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, Masters in Systems and Engineering Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Ali is the Executive Director of IEOM Society and Conference Chair of the Sixth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and operations Management, Kuala Lumpur 2016. He advised six doctorate students in Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems. Dr. Ali has published journal and conference papers. He was past President of IIE Lean Division. Dr Ali has done research projects with Chrysler, Ford, DTE Energy, Delphi Automotive System, GE Medical Systems, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, International Truck and Engine Corporation (ITEC), National/Panasonic Electronics, and Rockwell Automation. His research interests include quality, reliability, six sigma, manufacturing, simulation, optimization, scheduling, maintenance, e-manufacturing, lean, CAE and GD&T and. He is a member of ASEE, IEEE, IEOM, INFORMS, and SME.
Professor Donald M. Reimer
President, The Small Business Strategy Group
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Adjunct Faculty – A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan, USA
Donald M. Reimer is an adjunct faculty at the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering in College of Engineering at Lawrence Tech in Southfield, Michigan. He coordinates the Certificate of Entrepreneurial Engineering Skills. Mr. Reimer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Detroit/Mercy. He is a Certified Management Consultant with over 35 years of experience in working with closely-held businesses. He has taught courses in entrepreneurship, strategic management, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation for engineers. Mr. Reimer is a member of the Lawrence Tech Kern Campus Committee, Coordinator of the Lawrence Tech Innovation Encounter. He is faculty Advisor of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Mr. Reimer serves as a Kern Fellow of The Kern Family Foundation, Co-Direct of the Coleman Fellows Program, member of the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Faculty Advisory Council and is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education.
He has operated his own consulting company – The Small Business Strategy Group for 23 years. He published numerous articles on small business, entrepreneurship and strategic thinking. He has received several awards and recognition by local, state and federal agencies for his work in entrepreneurship and minority business development. Mr. Reimer served as member of the Minority Economic Development Committee of New Detroit. Mr. Reimer is member of the Small Business Advisory Council of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Reimer is a member of Advisory Board of the Milwaukee Junction Small Business Assistance Center. He is also a member of the Applied Innovation Alliance. Mr. Reimer serves as a KEEN Fellow for The Kern Family Foundation and is a member of United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
University of Sharjah
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Mohammad Khadem is working as an associate professor at Univeristy of Sharjah, UAE since 2021. He was associate professor and assistant professor at Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman from 2005 to 2020. He received his PhD from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA in 2004. He received his Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) degree from the University of South Alabama, USA in 2001. His research interest lies in the area of Simulation and Optimization, Decision Support System, Intelligent Manufacturing System, Lean Manufacturing, Flexible Manufacturing System, Logistic and Supply Chain, Production Planning and Control. He has published several research papers both in international journals and in conference proceedings.
Manufacturing and Construction Management
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT, USA
Dr. Mohammad Anwar Rahman is a faculty at the Central Connecticut State University in Manufacturing and Construction Management. He has published papers in referred journals and presented results in conferences. His research focuses on logistics, supply chain management, stochastic process and designing quality procedure. Dr. Rahman conducted several research projects with Mississippi Dept. of Education (MDE) and US Dept. of Transportation (USDOT). He has various certifications including Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Purdue University), Lean Principles (Purdue University), Demonstrated Master Logistician (The International Society of Logistics), Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner (Louisiana Quality Foundation), and Certified Transportation & Logistics (American Society of Transport & Logistics). Dr. Rahman is affiliated with ISERC, DSI, AST&L and IEOM.
Dr. Taufiqul Islam
Dr. Taufiqul Islam is an operations manager of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Society International, Michigan, USA. He is managing IEOM membership, conference activities, editing newsletter, arranging tour and coordinating training activities. He received B.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering) from the Bangladesh Agricultural University in 1981 and M.S. (Agricultural Engineering) from the Newcastle University, United Kingdom, in 1984. He has earned Ph.D. degree in Bio-Systems Engineering from the Michigan State University in 2004.
In 1981 Dr. Islam joined in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) as Scientific Officer and became Senior Scientific Officer in 1990 and Principal Scientific Officer in 1996. He has modeled and investigated experimentally Seed Corn Drying in a commercial seed processing facility. The model was used to assess the effect of the main operating parameters on the dryer capacity and energy cost. Dr. Islam served in different capacity (as a Research Assistant, Research Associate, Software Engineer, QA Tester) in Tumblewind Corporation, Avtrex Inc., and AdeptMax Corporation.
Dr. Islam attended industrial training in the field of Agricultural Machinery Testing (IAM, BRAIN, Japan) and Principles of IC Engine Operation (BADC, Bangladesh). He was awarded Agricultural Research Management Program scholarship (1998), and Japan International Cooperation Agency scholarship, Agricultural Machinery Testing (1992). Dr. Islam has also published number of papers in different journals around the World. Dr. Islam has attend seminars and conferences. He is a member of IEOM Society.
Dr. Saso Krstovski, MBB
Dr. Saso Krstovski works for Ford Motor Company – Van Dyke Transmission Plant as a Lean Manufacturing Coach and Six-Sigma Master Black Belt. With over twenty years of service with Ford Motor Company, Dr. Krstovski has held a multitude of engineering assignments, which includes time working as a Test Engineer, Launch Test Engineer, and Electrical Control Engineer. During his time with Ford Motor Company, Dr. Krstovski has worked in several plant environments and skill teams such as Dearborn Tool & Die Plant, Information Technology, and has held front-line supervision roles managing hourly UAW-Ford production employees. This exposure to new work concepts within Ford has allowed Dr. Krstovski to amass a holistic approach to engineering. As such, Dr. Krstovski has gained an extensive understanding of the Six-Sigma methodologies. As a detail oriented and data-driven engineer, Dr. Krstovski is an invaluable contributor to Ford Motor Company. He is highly distinguished and skilled with problem identification and resolution to avoid time and cost expenditures. Dr. Krstovski recently joined Lawrence Technological University as an Adjunct Professor and is currently teaching in the Engineering Department. Dr. Krstovski’s research interests lie in the area of System Optimization. He continues to collaborate actively with researchers at several universities. Dr. Krstovski provides guidance globally to doctoral candidates on dissertation direction. He graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a Doctorate of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems (DEMS). In addition, to his doctorate degree, Dr. Krstovski has a Masters in Electrical Computer Controlled Systems and a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University. Dr. Krstovski has authored several publications and scientific articles on various engineering topics.
Dr. Annamalai Pandian
Annamalai Pandian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, USA and the Program Director for B.S. in Engineering Technology Management. He worked for Chrysler corporation for more than 13 years continuously while company changed hands from Daimler to Fiat. He has wealth of Body-In-White (BIW) experience in automotive tooling design and processes. He led an Advance Manufacturing Engineering (AME) team that developed & designed tooling and processes for Small Car, Large Car, Sports Car, Luxury SUV, Jeep, Truck and Minivans. The AME team launched vehicles in the assembly plants all over the North America plants. At any given time, he managed numerous automotive vendors and suppliers budget totaling over $50M. The AME launch team was responsible for proving the throughput and quality of the new vehicles per ISO 9001 & 14001 requirements. Seasoned Professional in Lean manufacturing, Project management, Layout optimization, Automation, PLC, Robotics, Systems Engineering, Simulation, FMEA, DMAIC and Six Sigma. Over the past 10 years, he has taught several mechanical and manufacturing engineering courses, including Engineering Mechanics, CAD, Jigs & Fixtures design, Robotics & Machine Vision, Manufacturing Process Eng., and Manufacturing Systems Design and Simulation, Lean Manufacturing, Engineering Technology Management courses and mentored numerous Senior Design Capstone Projects at SVSU and at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. His research interests include 3D printing, Simulation, Automation, DOE, Robotics, ARMA and ANN. He is a member of ASQ, ASEE, and IEOM. He is also a member of the editorial advisory board for the International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. Journal paper reviewer for many International Journals. He published more than 20 paper presentations and journal articles.
Dr. Joseph M. Ogundu
Dr. Joseph M. Ogundu is the president /CEO of Emerald Global Consulting Inc., a Farmington Hills, Michigan based consulting firm. Dr. Ogundu has extensive experience in academia, leadership, project management, business process excellence, lean transformation, six-sigma, supply chain management and supplier quality, change management, operations, industrial engineering, manufacturing and process engineering, quality engineering and quality assurance. Dr. Ogundu is a lean practitioner and six-sigma practitioner that sees lean six-sigma as operations management philosophy that is based on the relationship between waste reduction and elimination, quality improvement and operations performance measures.
Dr. Ogundu was Adjunct professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering at both Lawrence Technological University, Southfield Michigan and Oakland University, Rochester Michigan, as well Adjunct Professor: Business Administration, Kettering University, Flint Michigan. He thought courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels and the courses were Lean Systems Application, Quality Assurance and Control, Total Quality Management, Operations Research and Stochastic Processes, Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Quality Planning, Supplier Quality, Business Statistics, Lean Six-Sigma, Production Planning and Control, Materials and Inventory Management and Operations Management, Dr. Ogundu worked in the following industries, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Consulting, Energy and Health Care. Dr. Ogundu is the author of the book “The Relationship between Types of Waste and Operating Performance Measures.
Dr. Ogundu graduated with a Doctorate Degree in engineering and manufacturing systems, Masters in business administration from Lawrence Technological University, Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Tennessee. Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Ogundu spent the earlier years of his career in engineering, leader and senior management positions as director and executive director at Country Coach Inc, process engineering manager at DaimlerChrysler AG, Senior Operations leader at Chrysler Corporation, facilities engineer and project manager at Ford Motor Company and Senior Product Engineer at General Motors Corporation. Dr. Ogundu has served as board member of Lawrence Tech University College of Management Alumni Association, Finer Cabinetry & Woodwork Inc., Citation Plastics, LLC., River State Foundation Inc., as well as Board member of Health Care Management department at South University Novi, Michigan Campus. Also, he served as Vice President of Chapter Development Institute of Industrial Engineers SE Michigan/Toledo Chapter from 1991 to 1992.
Dr. Hayder Zghair
Hayder Zghair is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State Berks, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA since August 2020. He was an adjust professor at A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical, Robotics and Industrial Engineering Department, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, USA. Dr. Zghair was a Faculty in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Kettering University, Michigan, USA during 2017 to 2019. Mr. Zghair earned Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems and Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems from Lawrence Technological University, Michigan, Master in Production Engineering and B.Sc. in Production Engineering from University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq. He has published journal and conference papers. Mr. Zghair has completed E-Learning project with UNISCO. His research interests include Flexible Automated Manufacturing, Robotics, Analytical Modeling & Simulation, and Optimization. He is member of ASEE, IEOM & IEU.
Dr. Ir. Lina Gozali
Lina Gozali is a lecturer of Industrial Engineering Department at Universitas Tarumangara since 2006 and a freelance lecturer at Universitas Trisakti since 1995. She got her Bachelor degree at Trisakti University, Jakarta – Indonesia, then she graduated Master Degree at STIE IBII, Jakarta – Indonesia, and graduated her Ph.D at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia in 2018. Her apprentice college experience was in paper at Kertas Bekasi Teguh, shoe at PT Jaya Harapan Barutama, automotive chain drive industry at Federal Superior Chain Manufacturing. She teaches Production System and Supply Chain Management Subjects and her Ph.D research about Indonesian Business Incubator. She actively writes for almost 40 publication since 2008 in Industrial Engineering research sector such as: Production Scheduling, Plant Lay Out, Maintenance, Line Balancing, Supply Chain Management, Production Planning and Inventory Control. She had been worked at PT. Astra Otoparts Tbk as
International Business Development Department for 4 years, Citibank, N.A as customer service for 1 year , PT. Pandrol as assistant marketing manager for 1 year. PT. Texmaco as merchandiser for 3 years.
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