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MSETM graduate student presents thesis at Regal Beloit

Morehead State University’s Department of Engineering and Technology Management graduate student Paula Sloas (17), of Dayton, Ohio, recently defended her thesis titled “Lean Process Improvement and Quality Analysis for Performance Rework” at Regal Beloit in Morehead.

She is a May 2017 graduate of the Engineering and Technology Management master's program.

In attendance from the Regal Beloit factory were Randy Norwood, plant manager; Randy Bumgardner, manufacturing engineering manager; Ernie Robinson, lean champion; and Caleb Grimes, quality engineer.

The thesis committee members in attendance were Dr. Hans Chapman, associate professor of engineering and technology management; Dr. Nilesh Joshi, associate professor of engineering and technology management and Dr. Ahmad Zargari, School of Engineering and Information Systems associate dean.

Sloas had the opportunity to work as an intern with Regal Beloit in Morehead. Regal management encouraged her to analyze the cost of performance rework to find ways of making processes more efficient. 

Plant Manager Randy Norwood said, “Paula’s findings will help the management to enhance products quality and efficiency.”

“It is through activities such as Sloas presenting her thesis at the company where her work was performed that we are committed to strengthening our partnership with industries for student success and economic development of the region. The SEIS Advisory Board companies have also enhanced the co-operative education/internship opportunities which directly impact student/graduate career placement, career development and academic performance,” said Zargari.

Additional information on the Engineering and Technology Management program is available by calling 606-783-2418.

Pictured above, from left: Dr. Nilesh Joshi, Dr. Hans Chapman, Paula Sloas, Dr. Ahmad Zargari, Randy Norwood, Caleb Grimes, Randy Bumgardner and Ernie Robinson.