Dr. Gregory L. Wiles
Welcome to my website. I am an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Engineering Technology
department at SPSU KSU. I enjoy interacting and helping students learn to become industrial engineers.
A bit of background on me, most of my professional life was working as an industrial
engineer in many capacities then moved into a combination of engineering and information
systems. After graduating in 1981 in Industrial Engineering at the University of
Tennessee – Knoxville, my first job was at Union Carbide. I performed classical time
studies, calculated savings from employee suggestions, and introduced CAD to the product
designers. Later I worked for Lockheed-Martin as a Computer-Aided Manufacturing Systems
Engineer and worked on many exciting projects namely the multi-million dollar Manufacturing
Assembly Tracking System project. This was my first real exposure to computer programming
and my team designed and implemented this system on the assembly floor of the C130
Hercules cargo plane. I also worked, with a secret clearance, on the initial design
of the F-22 Raptor.
Later, in 1990, I decided to go back to school to get my masters degree at Georgia
Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Later, I was asked to work for GT as a
faculty research engineer for several years. My next stop was Oracle Corporation,
traveling the world demonstrating their new manufacturing suite of software products.
I had enough of travel and settled in at TSI Logistics, a 3PL company, as Director
of IT development, IT operations, and Customer Service. In the meantime, I got involved
in teaching part time at Chattahoochee Tech and later fortunate enough to teach at
SPSU in 2008. I went back to school again earned my doctorate in 2014 in Information