Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Advisory Board

Professional support of any college program is a tremendous advantage to both the students and the businesses. This support is given to the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology by the Advisory Board (METAB). Automation Tool Company, Volkswagen, Mohawk Machine and Engineering LLC, King Pharmaceuticals, Nissan North America, Tennessee Occupational Safety Administration, Eureka Foundry, Electrolux., Tennessee Valley Authority, Manchester Tank and Equipment, Lodge Manufacturing, The Integrity Inspection Group, Tecumseh Products Company, Highland Home Improvement, and Calsonic Kansei are a few of the companies represented on the board. The advisory board is a great way to look at companies and see what they have to offer. They also provide a great collective knowledge about the manufacturing industry fields from which all students are encouraged to draw. The METAB members play adjunct role as a constituency in bringing to the program educational objectives the currency with respect to engineering technology and to ensure that graduates from the program will be adequately prepared for careers in engineering technology. Furthermore, the METAB members serve as external evaluators to assess the Senior Project presentations toward the end of each semester.

Ethan BernhartEthan Bernhart

Project Manager, Automation Tool Company

placeholder for David BohannonDavid Bohannon

Sales Engineer, Alliance Automation

Placeholder for Jason CarpenterJason Carpenter

Project Engineer, King Pharmaceuticals

David CollierDavid L. Collier

Process and Facilities Engineer, Retired, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp.  | 615-449-1942

Placeholder for James GrahamJames Graham

Tech. Asst. Manager, New Model Development, Volkswagen Group of America

Gerald HaleGerald Hale

Trim and Chassis Product Engineer, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp., USA

Steve HawkinsSteve Hawkins

Administrator, Tennessee Occupational Safety Administration | 615-741-7161

Placeholder for James HeadyJames Heady

Plant Manager, Young Touchstone, Inc.

Chirs W HetzlerChris W. Hetzler

Plant Engineer/ V.P. Engineering, Eureka Foundry | 423-267-3328

Mark HormannMark Hormann

Project/Program Engineer, ABC Fuel Systems, Inc.

Placeholder for David HullDavid Hull

Director of Engineering, TUTCO Heating Solutions Group

Placeholder for Tom KellyTom Kelly

Automotive Account Manager at The Davis Group, LLC

John LedgerwoodJohn Ledgerwood

Unit Operator, TVA | 865-717-2572

Placeholder for George LehningGeorge Lehning

President, Jaston & Associates, LLC | 352-408-8266

Placeholder for John LowryJohn Lowry

President & CEO, Lowry Technical Associates Inc.

Placeholder for Jimmy MansellJames (Jimmy) T. Mansell

The Peregrine Steel Division | 931-935-5855

Lem McSpaddenLem L. McSpadden

Owner, President, The Integrity Inspection Group | 931-520-1700

Placeholder for Gordon ReedGordon Reed

Solutions Consultant, Upper Cumberland Region, University of Tennessee

Jason SmithS. Jason Smith, Jr.

Corporate Environmental Director, Tecumseh Products Company LLC | 731-644-8127

Placeholder for Lowell WikreLowell Wikre

Manufacturing Engineer, Federal Mogul Motorparts

Kimberly WilliamsKimberly Williams

Regional Director of Operations, Tenneco Clean Air North America | 931-580-7404

Placeholder for Jennifer WinfreeJennifer Winfree

Quality Assurance Manager, Chassix

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