CIM Executive MBA Profile
School: Middle Tennessee State University
Class: Spring of 2014
“The CIM MBA program has helped me focus on six sigma tactics to lean our assembly and production times in a manner that makes us more competitive.”
What school did you graduate from and in which year (undergraduate)?
I graduated from Auburn University in 2004.
When did you graduate from the CIM MBA program?
I graduated from the CIM Executive MBA program in 2014.
Where are you currently working, what is your position and what are your responsibilities?
I am currently a plant manager at Piedmont Precast in Atlana, Georgia. At Piedmont, I manage precast operations, including production, quality control, safety, logistics, research and development and managing NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association) certification. I am also on the quality assurance committee of the NPCA.
How has the CIM MBA program prepared you for your current job responsibilities?
The CIM MBA program has helped me focus on six sigma tactics to lean our assembly and production times in a manner that makes us more competitive.
Why did you choose to enroll in the CIM MBA program?
This unique MBA program is the only one of its kind and one that is highly specialized in the industrial field for which I was already a part. It is clearly a niche MBA program that was perfectly tailored to my needs.
What advice would you give to others who may be considering the CIM MBA program?
Evaluate the curriculum of the CIM Executive MBA program then research your options for other MBA programs. After the program’s completion, I was quite satisfied with my decision to continue my education with CIM. It was the right program for me. In my experience, as a person with a career in the concrete manufacturing industry, this particular program was extremely valuable in helping me advance my role in the concrete industry.