For Immediate Release
December 23, 2015
Miltec Becomes a Project Sponsor for University of Maryland QUEST Program
Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV, 146 Log Canoe Circle is excited to join the prestigious list of QUEST program partners as a corporate sponsor of the Spring Semester QUEST Capstone Consulting Project. This hands-on program combines diverse knowledge, skills, and perspectives of multidisciplinary student teams from the University’s Robert H, Smith School of Business, A. James Clark School of Engineering and The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Students work with corporate sponsors for 13 weeks and provide 400 to 600 hours of consulting services offering innovative recommendations and solutions to an identified organizational challenge.
The program director and student scouts visited Miltec for a tour of the facility and overview of the business. Miltec’s team described several organizational challenges and business opportunities on the horizon in 2016. Together, a project was identified which will best utilize the skills of the students and their faculty advisors, as well as provide Miltec with a real-time innovative solution.
Bob Blandford, Miltec’s President, learned of the QUEST program from an alumna while flying home from a business trip. Bob was impressed with the individual’s business acumen and professionalism and decided to learn more about the QUEST Program since it is right in Miltec’s back yard. Bob said, “These young adults are smart and energetic. We will collaborate to make this a great learning experience for them and I know we will learn a lot from our student consultants as well”. Miltec’s QUEST project is scheduled for kickoff on January 27, 2016.
Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) is a multidisciplinary engineering, technology, and management program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Honors students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering, College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences and the Robert H. Smith School of Business participate in a challenging course of study that focuses on quality management, process improvement, and system design. The QUEST Program began in 1993 and was funded by a grant from IBM to establish total quality on university campuses. The University of Maryland has continued the program which has produced excellent graduates prepared to face the changing landscape of business, engineering, and technology. www.rhsmith.umd.edu/quest
About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 25 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, printing, metal decorating on cans, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries. www.miltec.com
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