Students Discuss Project Management in Manufacturing
Sixteen of King University’s Master of Business Administration students recently visited Strongwell to get industry insights on how to overcome obstacles within project management. The program decided to tour an additive manufacturing facility because of its vital role in both local and global economies.
During the students’ visit, Strongwell’s Keith Liskey (Senior Advisor) provided an operations and product presentation on the advantages and benefits of using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) as a structural alternative to steel, aluminum or wood. He was also able to reflect on the transformation he underwent to evolve his executive business acumen from manufacturing to the nonprofit sector upon retirement. Today, in addition to serving as a Senior Advisor for Strongwell, Keith serves as a pro-bono Senior Advisor to the Birthplace of Country Music.
Todd Berthold (National Accounts Manager), Meghan Carty (Corporate Purchasing Manager), and Te-Kai Shu (Social Media and Business Development Manager) each provided a facility tour to illustrate how Strongwell and its advanced manufacturing practices produce fiber reinforced polymers for the global market. Each group was introduced to different perspectives within procurement, sales, and marketing.
On their tour, the students and faculty members were shown how the in-house engineering, manufacturing and R&D capabilities of the company continually give Strongwell the competitive versatility and market edge as an American manufacturer within the building material sector. Strongwell remains an eager advocate of promoting FRP and the importance of manufacturing within the local business community. Strongwell would like to thank King University’s Mona Salyer and Dr. Mary Connor for coordinating this visit with Strongwell.