Career Profiles

Paths to leadership are not always straight forward.

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Garry Newton

When Garry Newton came to college, he knew he wanted to be an engineer because he did well in math/science in high school. It was a presentation on Industrial Engineering during his freshman year that helped him decide on his career path.

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John Tuchi

John Tuchi had an internship with Hughes Aircraft in Arizona during his last two summers in our IE Program. After he graduated from WVU, he returned to Arizona and Hughes.

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Mark Deskins

Mark Deskins originally planned to go to Marshall University and major in Pharmacy. But he couldn’t imagine filling prescriptions for the rest of his life. His father suggested he consider engineering, but Mark didn’t want to follow his brother who was an engineer.

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Phil Matthews

When Phil Matthews entered college, he had the goal of becoming a leader of an organization. He had read an article on the day in the life of a Chief Operating Officer and this inspired him

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Robert Corsi

Bob Corsi was the first in his family to go to college.

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Ronald Pearson

Ron Pearson came to WVU thinking he would become an Aerospace Engineer. He switched to Industrial Engineering after his first year because of the broader perspective of IE. It became clear to him that in IE you have the opportunity to look at the big picture of a problem for an organization to try to find a solutions or improvement.

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Sherry Deskins

If you were to summarize Sherry Deskins’ career in a phrase it would be “expect the unexpected and make the most of each moment of opportunity.”

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