John A Belding (B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Maine 1996) is the Assistant Director at the AdvancedManufacturing Center. He is responsible for the day to day operations including supervision of all shop activities, project management, and work estimation. John is new to the AMC in July 08, and has been involved with the University over the past 12 years as an Industrial Advisory board member for the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program.
Prior to coming to the University of Maine, John worked at ZF Lemforder, a high volume OEM automotive suspension supplier as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. During his tenure at ZF he developed numerous advanced manufacturing processes to produce suspension components, including, Pneumatic Hydraulic and CNC automation, Robotics, Die casting, Fatigue testing, and 3D CAD design. John is also a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and has been trained in Process Failure Analysis, Lean Manufacturing, and Ergonomics.
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