Missouri University of Science and Technology inducted two engineering management professionals into the Academy of Engineering Management on Oct. 8.
The academy, an advisory group to the engineering management and systems engineering department, is composed of Missouri S&T graduates who have distinguished themselves in their career, profession or through public service.
New members include:
— Randy Buschling, chief operating officer at LaBarge Inc. Buschling earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1983 and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University in 1987. In 1983, he joined McDonnell Douglas in the astronautics division. In 1988, he moved to Watlow Electric Manufacturing to become general manager for the infrared temperature sensing and control facility. In 1998, Buschling joined LaBarge. He received an honorary professional degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 2008.
— Kraig Gordon, president of Gordon Construction Inc. Gordon earned bachelor’s degrees in engineering management and civil engineering from Missouri S&T in 1976. In 1997, he received a master’s degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T. Gordon began his career as an industrial engineer with Corning Glass. In 1979, he became a project engineer for Gilbane Building Co. Gordon has held a number of management positions for construction companies, including Kroger Co., O’Rourke Construction and Carnegie Construction Co. In 1989, he founded Gordon Construction Inc. Gordon is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ohio Army National Guard.