Olson, Floyd
Title:
Associate Professor - Technology Management
Office:
GT616b
Phone:
801- 863-8524
Fax:
801-863-7260
Mail Code:
209
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Last Updated: 7/16/14 -

          

Dr. Floyd Olson
Associate Professor
Technology Management Department

 

  Academic Degrees 

         D.I.T., Doctor of Industrial Technology 
                        (emphasis in Higher Education Administration)
                        University of Northern Iowa
                        1995

         M.S., Management Technology
                        University of Wisconsin
                        1986

         B.S., Industrial Technology 
                        (emphasis in Production Management)
 
                        University of Wisconsin
                        1978


A.A., General Studies
              
University of Wisconsin
               1975


  Certifications 

               Distance Learning Administrator
               Great Teachers Summit
               Teaching with Technology
               Acclements Teaching Methods & Instructional Design
               Professional Grant Development
               Education 2000: Challenge, Change & Commitment
               Residential Building Construction Techniques
               Lead Auditor/CQA, ISO 9000
               AA/EO Training
               Supervisory Training
               Management Skills for New Supervisors
               ISO 9000 Quality Standards
               Statistical Process Control
               Food Processing Sanitation
               Lasers in Production Operations
               Flexible High Production Machining Systems
               Automated Systems Technology
               Tool & Production Planning

 

  Higher Education Experience 

Administration


         Vice President

                  City Colleges of Chicago-Europe                   
                  Mainz-Kastel, Germany

         Dean 
                  Engineering, Math &Technology
                 
Belmont Technical College
                  St. Clairsville, OH

         Chair/Associate Professor 
                  Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department
                 
New England Institute of Technology
                  Warwick, RI

         Coordinator/Associate Professor 
                 
Technology Management Department
                  
Utah Valley University 
                  Orem, UT

         Graduate Coordinator/Associate Professor 
                 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department
                  
University of Minnesota
                  Mankato, MN

         
Teaching

           Associate Professor
                  Technology Management Department
                 
Utah Valley University
                  Orem, UT

          Associate Professor
                    Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department
                   
University of Minnesota  
                   
Mankato, MN 

         Associate Professor
                  Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department
                  
New England Institute of Technology
                  Warwick, RI

         Lecturer of Production/Operations Management
                  Industrial Technology Department

                 
University of Wisconsin
                  Menomonie, WI

         Lecturer of CAD/Industrial Management
                  Industrial Technology Department
                 
University of Northern Iowa
                  Cedar Falls, IA

 

  Awards 

                  Outstandiing Educator of the Year
                           Utah Valley University

                  Outstanding Faculty
                           University of Minnesota

                  Outstanding Faculty
                           University of Minnesota

                   Outstanding Advisor of the Year National Award
                           Society of Manufacturing Engineers    

 

  Grants & Contracts       

                  Department of Defense Distance Learning in Post-Secondary Education
                            for the Military 
                  Ohio Tech Prep
                  National Legacy Historical Preservation of West Point Military Academy
                  IBM
                  Society of Manufacturing Engineers

 

  Presentations & Publications

               "Core Values & Their Implementation", keynote, 
                        Utah Society of Certified Public Managers, 
                        Salt Lake City, UT
               "Implementation of Quality Practices into the Operation of a Post-
                              Secondary Education Department, 
                        International Conference on Education, 
                        San Diego,CA
               "Developing Distance Learning Curricula", 
                        International Conference on Technology & Education, 
                        Oslo, Norway
               "Total Quality Management in Higher Education", keynote, 
                        Education Conference of Kentucky, 
                        Cincinatti, OH
               "Can the Principles of Quality be Transferred from Industry to 
                              Education?", 
                        Journal of Industrial Technology
               "Transferring a Quality System from Industry to Education via ISO   
                              9000 Quality Standards", 
                        Journal of American Society for Engineering Education
               "Importance of ISO 9000 as Indicators of Quality in Industrial 
                              Technology-related Programs at 4 Year State Regional
                              Universities", dissertation, 
                        University of Northern Iowa

   Industrial Employment 
                 Experience           
 

 Industrial Management 
 

        Production Manager
                  Sara Lee, Inc.
                  Centralia, IL

         Consultant, (Management) 
                 Toro
                  Lindsay Sash
                  E.F. Johnson, Inc.
                  Ashley Furniture, 
                  Johnson Fishing, Inc.
                  QMC Technologies, Inc.
                  Swiss Colony, Inc.
                  Katolight/Jones Metal, Inc.
                  Pier Pleasure, Inc.
                  Mankato Screw Products
                  Plaecon, Inc.
                    Mankato, MN

         Production Planning Manager
                  Boeing Commercial Airplane Company
                  Everett, WA
                 
         Industrial Engineering Manager
                  Bar S/General Host, Inc.
                  Seattle, WA

         Business Owner/Manager
                  3 businesses
                  Whidbey Island, WA

         Realtor
                  
Dalton Realty
                  Clinton, WA

         Site Supervisor
                  
Trio Rengjoringskompani
                  Oslo, Norway

          Packing Supervisor
                  Amoco Oil/Chemicals, Inc.
                  Chippewa Falls, WI

 

Hourly


          Roofing Laborer
                    
Skip's Roofing Company
                     Kirkland, WA

         Supervisor/Call Center Operations
                    
Sears, Inc.
                     Provo, UT

          Baker
                  Bunny Bread Bakery
                  Eau Claire, WI

         Veterinary Assistant/Janitor
                  Evansville Veterinary Hospital
                  Evansville, WI

         Dishwasher/Busboy
                  Oasis Restaurant
                  Janesville, WI

 

  Military  

          U.S. Army, Signal Corps

                  Specialist 4th Class, Honorable Discharge
                  Instructor
                  Radio Operator
                  Microwave Repairman
                  Electronic Ignition Training
                         Ft. Campbell, KY
                         Ft. Monmouth, NJ
                         Ft. Huachuca, AZ
                         Caserma Ederle, Italy