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Jason Bruns to Lead Minnesota Center for Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence
MNCEME supports students interested in science, technology, engineering and math careers.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-16-2015
Mankato, Minn. – Brian Martensen, dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, recently announced that Jason Bruns has been named director of the Minnesota Center for Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence (MNCEME).
Bruns (pictured) was most recently a project manager for Blue Star Power Systems Inc., and prior to that he spent 10 years working for General Electric, where he managed various aspects of engineering, including lean manufacturing, ergonomics, commercial operations and quality.
“Jason comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience working with industry in various managerial capacities,” said Martensen. “He has served on our Industrial Advisory Board for the mechanical engineering program for many years and has taught as an adjunct faculty for our engineering programs. He is trained in lean manufacturing and has significant design experience.
“We are delighted to have Jason Bruns join the MNCEME organization and become part of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and appreciate the variety of leadership experience he brings.”
The Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence supports students interested in science, technology, engineering and math careers by creating and promoting opportunities for them to learn, gain experience, and develop skills at a young age. The center connects educational institutions with industry to build and sustain the next generation of engineers ready to solve real-world problems.
MNCEME is housed within the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State Mankato, the lead university partner in a consortium that includes Alexandria Technical & Community College, Anoka Technical College, Hennepin Technical College, Normandale Community College, Northeast Higher Education District and South Central College.
Said Bruns: “I look forward to MNCEME growing our partnerships and programs to meet the needs of the colleges and businesses of Minnesota, as well as strengthening our achievements in student outreach.”
A mechanical engineer, Bruns holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, and a master’s of business administration from Minnesota State Mankato.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.