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Russell Biekert

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Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation

Dr. Biekert started teaching vocational Machining and Drafting at Elgin Larkin High School. Dr. Biekert taught Mfg Tech at WIU, Macomb, IL specializing in CNC. He was hired by ASU in 1971 to teach Mfg Tech and served for 9 years. He was then hired by Garrett Engines as Production Manager, promoted to production Engineering Manager by Allied Signal and then promoted to Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Director by Allied Signal. Dr. Biekert was employed by Garrett and Allied Signal for 16 years and then hired as V.P. of Operations byCorning Gilbert Connectors for 5 years. He was rehired by ASU with tenure in 2002 for MMET to teach Manufacturing courses. Dr. Biekert is a past member of American Welding, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Computer Numerical Control Societies. Fellow of SME and Certified Manufacturing Engineer by SME. International Director (6years) of SME. Past Chairs of SME, AWS, and CNC Phoenix Chapters. Served on state and national Skills USA Machining contest committees. Chaired the Phoenix Skills USA TQM contest committee. Now awarded life member of Skills USA and SME.


EDD in Manufacturing Technology/ED. Arizona State University 1971
Spec. Degree in CNC NIU 1968
MS in Manufacturing Technology, Southern Illinois University 1962
BS in Manufacturing Technology, Southern Illinois University 1961


Mfg. Processes, Production Planning, Lean Mfg. Methods and Cell Design

Research Interests

Research projects include SME grants to ASU, Engineering Technology department for Equipment and Curriculum implementation for lean manufacturing cell course work. Also consulting for small shops on TQM, Lean MFG and celldesign.


SME Fellow, SME International Director, VICA Life Member Award

Research Activity: 
  • Biekert,Russell G*, Post,Alvin. Curriculum Integration for Manufacturing Engineering Technology. SOC OF MANUFACTURING ENGRS(9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006).
  • Arizona State University, Campus Personnel Committee Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Arizona State University, College Personnel Committee (2002 - 2004)
  • MMET Department, ASU, Personnel Committee (2002 - 2004)