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September 4, 2012

Purdue's MEP names associate director of account management

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Michael B. Smith has been named associate director of account management for Purdue University's Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

In his new role, Smith directs all aspects of client service activities for MEP and manages performance of account managers and marketing and administrative staff.

Most recently, Smith was a technical education consultant with Aidex Education in Indianapolis. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology and industrial distribution from Purdue. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and earned an associate degree in avionics technology from the Community College of the Air Force.

Smith is based in Indianapolis. He can be reached at 317-275-6823 or mikebsmith@purdue.edu.

 MEP, a part of Purdue's Technical Assistance Program, provides technical skills development and implementation services to manufacturers that want to increase productivity and profitability, enhance customer satisfaction and advance workforce skills. In addition to Six Sigma, areas of expertise include advanced manufacturing processes, lean implementation, quality management systems, innovation engineering, green enterprise development and energy efficiency.

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbausitn@purdue.edu

Source: Abbey Maddy, MEP marketing specialist, 317-275-6820, amaddy@purdue.edu