Published: Sep 11, 2008 3:35:00 PM
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Auburn University's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has added two members to its alumni council and has filled the council's chair position. Adam Farmer and Elon Maddox will serve on the council, which acts in an advisory capacity to the department and as the primary source for alumni and industry input for departmental activities and plans. Andy Fischer, a 1993 and 1994 alumnus of the department has assumed the council's chair position, succeeding Coby Frampton, a 1970 alumnus, who chaired the council for four years. Fischer works for Hager Company.
Farmer obtained his bachelor's degree in 2002 and completed his master's degree in 2004. Since 2007, Farmer has been a manager of logistics engineering at Simmons Bedding Company. He oversees two senior logistics engineers and a co-op student, manages projects for all logistics analytics and logistics budget development and supports the operations team in improving day-to-day logistics processes. Farmer and his wife, Jessica, live in Atlanta.
Maddox has 34 years of service in the telecommunications industry. He completed his postgraduate work at Auburn University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1973 and master's in 1974. He started his career with South Central Bell in the company's engineering operations department. Following his tenure in engineering, building construction and real estate planning, Maddox held positions of increasing responsibility in the company's management assessment, college employment, management training and operations research groups in Birmingham. As BellSouth completed its merger with AT&T in 2007, Maddox began leading claims operations for AT&T Southeast in Birmingham. He and his wife Pam, a 1974 graduate of Auburn University, have two children, Wes and Meredith. Maddox serves on the board of the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club. He is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association and the American Institute of Industrial Engineering.
More information about the ISE alumni council and its structure, duties and members can be found at http://eng.auburn.edu/programs/insy/alumni/.