Mike Sherwin, PhD, PEGraduate Student
Ph.D. Candidate, Industrial Engineering
Mike Sherwin is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Mike has 20-years of industry experience working in different roles within manufacturing organizations. He has taught, developed, and created courses in supply chain management, manufacturing operations, Lean/Six Sigma, and quality assurance/control. His research interests include engineering education, supply chain reliability, and predictive analytics.
Previously, he has held positions in supplier quality, forensic engineering investigation, operational excellence, plant management, project management, quality management, regulatory affairs, and process engineering at the Director, Manager, and technical contributor levels of Fortune 500 and start-up organizations serving the biotechnology, aerospace, defense, energy, plastics, adhesives, electronics, tooling, and high purity metal powder industries. Mike has experiencing leading business transformations and establishing departments and teams focused on delivering sustainable improvements to organizations. In addition, he has served as a Six Sigma Black Belt mentor as well as a mentor within his organizations’ internship and co-operative education programs.
Mike holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering (Penn State University), MBA (Carnegie Mellon), MS in Industrial Engineering (Penn State University), and a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Mississippi State University) where his research focused on reliability optimization, machine learning, and risk mitigation in supply chains. Mike is a published author, a Licensed Professional Engineer, an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) qualified lead auditor, and a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership. He is a member of ASQ, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE), and previously served on Penn State University’s Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society’s Advisory Board. In 2017, Mike was the recipient of the J. Ron Walsh Outstanding Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Award from Mississippi State University. In 2009, he received the Kennametal Product Development Technical Excellence Award and the Kennametal Advanced Materials Solutions Group Excellence in Leadership Award in 2008. In 2019, Mike was elected to the Board of Directors of the IISE’s Logistics and Supply Chain Division.
Mike and his wife, Becky, reside in Valencia, PA with their two children and Rhodesian Ridgeback. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, traveling, exercising, and fly fishing.