Zaki Kuruppalil, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology & Management at Ohio University. He received his doctorate in Technology Management (Manufacturing Specialization) and master’s degree in Industrial Technology from Indiana State University, USA. His undergraduate degree is in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kerala, India. He worked as a manufacturing engineer for Smiths Aerospace (currently GE Aviation), USA and Enginetics Aerospace, USA. He also taught at Indiana State University while pursuing his PhD. His research interests include manufacturing management, lean manufacturing, agile manufacturing, manufacturing processes, CNC.