Washington State University’s online Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program is offering a new course, starting spring 2013. Globalization in Engineering and Technology Management will be taught by ETM’s new Adjunct Professor Craig Seidelson, who has been working in China for the past 13 years as a chief engineer for a Fortune 500 company.

“China now accounts for 75 percent of all manufacturing jobs in the world,” said Seidelson. “It follows that senior management positions in the U.S. increasingly demand people who understand manufacturing in China. This ETM course will provide students with the competitive edge needed to advance their careers.”

Globalization in Engineering and Technology Management will provide students with an understanding of engineering and technology management in a global environment, with emphasis on China. Students will gain a global perspective on manufacturing and engineering management, with specific focus on establishing and managing a factory in China, designing for manufacturability, and sourcing from China.

Craig Seidelson will teach Globalization in Engineering and Technology Management starting spring 2013Craig Seidelson is Chief Engineer for The Timken Company’s China operation. As chief engineer, he oversees 200 engineers and is responsible for the manufacturing activities at the company’s five Chinese plants, where industrial, aerospace, automotive, and wind energy products are produced. In addition, he serves as a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England and an Honorary Professor at Changsha University of Science and Technology, China. Seidelson has recently joined WSU’s ETM program as an adjunct faculty member. He has a Ph.D. from the University of the West of England in Design for Manufacturability.

For more information on this course and Engineering and Technology Management’s online master’s and certificate program, see etm.wsu.edu and/or call 509-335-0125. To contact ETM Adjunct Professor Craig Seidelson, email at craig.seidelson@timken.com.