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Mike Melton

Adjunct Instructor

BS Quality Engineering with studies at the University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin and Kennedy Western University

General Background
Raised on a western Nebraska cattle ranch, Mike has had a diverse career in ranching, metal fabrication, welding, tooling, equipment automation, failure analysis, engineering, manufacturing, quality systems, improvement, change management and business management.  Mike now works for Liebherr heavy equipment in a senior role leading improvement.  Previously, Mike worked with Claas agricultural machinery company.  Both companies are European based with world-wide locations.  Mike's responsibilities at both Claas and Liebherr included deployment of strategic corporate directives into multiple manufacturing sites and supplier sites.  His experience includes capturing top management decisions and effectively cascading them into the various organizations.

The following is a brief summary of Mike's responsibilities over the last ten years:

  • Director of Quality

  • Director of Engineering 

  • Executive management strategic improvement team facilitator 

  • Strategic initiative deployment leader 

  • Global quality standards leader 

  • Policy director 

  • Strategic cross functional team coach 

  • Global harmonization director 

  • Product Development Manager

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
State of Nebraska grant for the development of Theory of Constraints training
ASME Section VIII Pressure Vessel Design
AT&T / Lucent Technologies Top 10 Supplier recipient
AT&T Total Quality Management Trainer