ITec alum to lead LNS America air filtration products

LNS Group officials named Aaron Grell as the new national product manager for the company’s air filtration product line. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University, and an extensive manufacturing background including roles in production management, applications engineering, global project management, and account services, Grell is qualified to help … Continue reading ITec alum to lead LNS America air filtration products

Adding value, advancing energy

Grant Ives is discovering ways to add value to ethanol production. As an undergraduate in industrial technology, he’s worked alongside researchers in the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative lab using Near Infrared Spectroscopy to analyze grain samples for protein, oil, fiber and fat content. His internship has allowed him to make strides towards his real passion— making … Continue reading Adding value, advancing energy

Innovative grad retrofits motorcycle and develops app for ethanol plants

Bringing home a brand-new Harley Davidson to modify is a little nerve-racking, but that’s what Alex Shaw did to fulfill his dream. “From a young age I realized I couldn’t ride a traditional motorcycle,” said Shaw who is graduating with an agricultural systems technology and industrial technology bachelor’s degree. The nerves in Shaw’s right hand were damaged … Continue reading Innovative grad retrofits motorcycle and develops app for ethanol plants

ITec alum named new Edinboro University president

H. Fred Walker, currently dean of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Applied Science and Technology, becomes Edinboro University’s 18th president, effective July 1. Walker, who holds a doctorate in industrial education and technology from Iowa State University, succeeds Julie Wollman as president of Edinboro University.

Researchers develop soy-based turfgrass fertilizer for improved sustainability

Growing a lush and environmentally friendly lawn might be easier thanks in part to some Iowa soybeans and some innovative research from the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2). David Grewell, agricultural and biosystems engineering professor and CB2 Director, and James Schrader, an associate scientist in horticulture, lead a team investigating the use of soy-based materials … Continue reading Researchers develop soy-based turfgrass fertilizer for improved sustainability

ITec grad named CALS Young Alum of the Month

Name: Mitchel Steffes, Title and Company: Safety Manager II, Wanzek Construction, Inc., Major and Graduation Date: BS, Industrial Technology (Occupational Safety), Minor: Engineering Studies – 2013, Major Job/Position Responsibilities: At Wanzek Construction, it is my responsibility to take a systematic and proactive approach in all aspects of the construction processes. Wherever people run the risk of personal injury … Continue reading ITec grad named CALS Young Alum of the Month

I Tec alum, Mandara Savage to lead SIU extended campus

Mandara D. Savage, who has served as interim director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Extended Campus since March, is the program’s executive director. Savage, an associate professor and chair in the Department of Technology, began his new duties Jan. 1. Extended Campus provides online and off-campus academic programs. James Allen, associate provost for academic programs, … Continue reading I Tec alum, Mandara Savage to lead SIU extended campus

I Tec alum elected to The Toro Company Board of Directors

The Toro Company announced that its Board of Directors has elected Richard M. Olson, Toro’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Mr. Olson brings the Toro Board of Directors to 10 members. Mr. Olson has served as Toro’s President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2015. … Continue reading I Tec alum elected to The Toro Company Board of Directors

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Joe Vanstrom: Developing students into professionals

When he began his adventure at Iowa State University, Joe Vanstrom was a student looking for a way to get more hands-on in the engineering field. He found his calling in the industrial technology program and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the discipline. Now, he has returned to campus as a lecturer in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department.

ITec alum named President, COO of Toro Company (TTC)

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) announced that Richard M. Olson has been elected to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer effective September 1, 2015. Olson, 51, has served the company in various roles throughout his 29-year tenure, most recently as Group Vice President of its International and Micro-Irrigation businesses while also having responsibility … Continue reading ITec alum named President, COO of Toro Company (TTC)

Iowa Learning Farms guest blog post: Making a difference

Today’s guest blogger is Iowa Learning Farms/Water Rocks! student intern Pacifique Mugwaneza Simon, or Pac for short! Pac is a fourth year student at Iowa State University studying Industrial Technology and Agriculture System Technology. His family is originally from Burundi, a small country in East Africa, but Pac spent most of his childhood in refugee … Continue reading Iowa Learning Farms guest blog post: Making a difference