Missouri University of Science and Technology inducted two engineering management professionals into the Academy of Engineering Management at a dinner and ceremony held on Thursday, April 22, at the Oak Meadow Country Club in Rolla.
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:
— Terry Buzbee, president of the Fisher Division of Emerson Electric. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1977, and received an honorary professional degree in engineering management from the university in 1998. Buzbee began his career in Marshalltown, Iowa, as a sales engineer for Fisher Controls, then a subsidiary of Monsanto. Over the next 20 years, he worked his way up the management ladder with positions as plant manager, global business leader for the hydrocarbon industry and vice president of sales. In 1992, Fisher Controls was bought by Emerson Electric. Two years later, he moved into his current position. Under his leadership, the Fisher Division has become a world leader in the supply of control valves, positioning instruments and related after market services.
— Hugh Cole, vice president of solutions development and partner of AGI – The Goldratt Institute. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from Missouri S&T in 1972, and received an honorary professional degree in engineering management from the university in 2008. Cole spent more than 18 years working in industry in a variety of positions, including in plant and production management, engineering, operations analysis and as director of operations. He joined AGI in 1993, where he teaches and customizes the application of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) to a wide-range of industries. Since 2003, he has spent time designing, training and implementing an initiative called “Enterprise AIRSpeed,” in which AGI functions as the prime contractor across the Naval Aviation Enterprise.