Dr. Phillip Marksberry is the vice president of engineering and quality for American LaFrance, a custom manufacturer of emergency vehicles and modern fire engines. He received his BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky in 1997 and became board certified as a professional engineer in 2001. In 2000, he received his master’s degree in business management at Brescia University and in 2004 his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Marksberry has more than 20 years experience working in the automotive industry and holds several patents in metal cutting and product design. He has also held roles in production engineering, product design, industrial engineering, and operations. Prior to American LaFrance, he was a faculty member of the College of Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Center for Manufacturing. Dr. Marksberry has published over 30 technical journal articles and has been a member of various technical societies.
Education
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Kentucky, 2004
Masters in Business, Brescia University, 2000
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1997
AS, Electrical Engineering, Owensboro Community College, 1995
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Toyota Production System (Lean Manufacturing), Management Science, Systems Engineering / Theory, Metal Cutting, Product Design and Development, Operations, Manufacturing, Organizational Development, Organizational Learning, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Change Management, Leadership, Unions

Personal Interests
Automobile Restoration