Renee Butler the Department Chair and an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Systems Engineering Department. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1996, her M.S. in Operations Research in 1999, and her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2003 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in strategic supply chain planning and applied operations research.
In addition to her university experience, Dr. Butler has worked for M&M, Mars, Inc. and The Torrington Company. While at Torrington, she developed a strategy for implementing manufacturing cells including the factory layout, implemented lean manufacturing tools, and facilitated a cross-functional team to implement process improvements. Previously at Mars, she conducted statistical analyses of product quality, machine downtime and staffing levels.