Keynote speaker: Thomas L. Peeples ’94, MS ‘03
Peeples is the Sr. Manager of Lean Operations, Americas at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. In this role, he has responsibility for Operational Excellence, Continuous Improvement, the Quality Management System and Business Continuity Planning, in the Goodyear Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio. He is also Adjunct Faculty at RIT in the College of Engineering Technology.
As a student at RIT, Peeples took part in the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). He was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy after graduation and was onboard the USS Fletcher (DD-922) and the USS Hewitt (DD-966) working in various Surface Warfare roles. Today he continues to serve, in uniform, as the Operations Officer of the Ohio Navy.