Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Engineering alumnus Mark Roach (BSE 1992 electrical engineering) will address first-year students attending the Engineering Success class at 9:30 a.m. September 27 in Stanley Auditorium, 1505 Seamans Center.

Roach is MRD 3M ERP global deployment manager, Benelux manufacturing lead, chemical lean value stream in St. Paul, MN, and serves as 3M club vice president.

His talk will be on diversity for engineering excellence.

As a Six Sigma Black Belt, Roach has added value to more than 30 projects and taught nearly 200 modules of DFSS Six Sigma to 3M employees around the world.

3M has been widely recognized for the strength and impact of its diversity programming.  Recent recognitions include:

  • Fortune Magazine: Best Places to Work
  • Fortune Magazine: Most Admired Companies
  • Catalyst 2017 Award Winner
  • Human Rights Campaign: Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality
  • National Society of Black Engineers:  Chairman’s Award
  • Historic Black Colleges and Universities: Top Supporter
  • Disability Equality Index:  Best Places to Work for People with Disabilities

Roach is visiting campus for the annual faculty and staff diversity forum in the Tippie College of Business later that morning.