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Mr. Charles (Chuck) A. Gates, Jr.

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Key Experiences:

  • Retired Caterpillar Inc. Division Manager with 40 years of work experience which included global, managerial responsibilities for product design, manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, six sigma, lean, factory operations, sales & operations planning, human resources, training, and management development.
  • 30 years of teaching experience as an adjunct professor for a wide variety of technical and professional courses at the graduate level.
  • Active Board Member for the ASQ Fox Valley Section 1208, the SME Chicago Chapter 5, and the APICS Fox River Chapter.
  • SME International Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee.
  • ASQ Healthcare Division Certification Task Group Leader.

Awards and Certifications:

  • Master Certification Instructor
  • Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE)
  • Lifetime SME Member (LSME)
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
  • Certified Manager of Quality (CMQ)
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • Caterpillar Six Sigma Champion
  • Olivet Nazarene University Excellence in Teaching Award

Educational Background:

  • Master of Science, Purdue University, Industrial Technology.
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, Management.
  • Associate in Applied Science, Illinois Central College, Manufacturing Technology.
  • Four-Year Machinist Apprentice Graduate, Caterpillar Inc.

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