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Stephen Reed

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Outdoor Products Design and Development

Manufacturing Extension Specialist/Manufacturing Extension Connector

Prof Practice Asst Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
Go toOffice Location: Industrial Science 103A
DialPhone: 435-797-3789

Educational Background

BS, Design Engineering Technology, Brigham Young University, 1984

Certified Green Specialist Instructor, Green Enterprise Development, Purdue University, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2011
Solution Selling (R) Sales Execution Certification, Solution Selling Institute, 2009
Quick Response Manufacturing Certification, Center for Quick Response Manufacturing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
Certified Performance Measures for the Lean Enterprise, 360vu PBA Performance Institute, 2004
Certified Professional Business Advisor, 360vu Performance Institute, 2001
MEP University Certified Train the Trainer, National Institute of Standards and Technology ( NIST), 2000
Certified Professional Business Advisory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 1998
Lean Bronze Certification, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 1991
Certified AutoCad Instuctor, Autodesk, Inc., 1987


Mr. Stephen Reed was raise in South Eastern Idaho. He received a BS degree from Brigham Young University in Design Engineering Technology . He worked for General Electric as a Design Engineer and then later for Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Weber State University, and since 1996 for Utah State University.

Teaching Interests

My experience working with industry has given me the unique insight of approaching education and training from the perspective of the client or those who hire our students. In my role as Director of the UMES, I look for ways to incorporate students into both design and continuous improvement events with manufacturing clients. My focus has always been in the areas of design and applying continuous improvement activities which help companies to expand into new products or processes, as well as improving overall production efficiencies. I believe these real world experiences help to prepare our students to hit the ground running when obtaining their first job after graduation.


Certified GREEN Manufacturing Specialist, 2011

Society of Manufacturing Engineers


Teaching Support - TESY/OPDD, 2019 - Ongoing
Director of Utah Manufacturing Extension Service, 2019 - Ongoing
Assist Utah Manufacturers, 2008 - 2019
Director, Center for Engineering Design & Technology, 2008 - 2017
4-H and Youth Manufacturing, 2008 - 2017
Civil Rights / Diversity, 2008 - 2017