Fangmeyer, Seacat Earn Professional Certifications
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., is pleased to announce that Reinke Production Planner Mari Fangmeyer and Reinke Mechanical Engineer Dan Seacat have recently earned professional certifications in their respective fields. Fangmeyer has qualified as Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). Seacat is now licensed as a Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of Nebraska.
“We congratulate Mari and Dan for their hard work toward earning these impressive achievements,” said Reinke President Chris Roth. “We always encourage our employees who have an interest in furthering their skills and expertise. Reinke is fortunate to have Mari and Dan as part of our team.”
CPIM is a program offered by APICS, the Association for Operations Management, a not-for-profit, international educational society representing manufacturing and service industry professionals.
Fangmeyer, who has been with Reinke for 16 years, had to complete a rigorous course of study and a series of five comprehensive examinations to qualify for the CPIM designation. She was interested in the program as a way to further develop her knowledge in the latest production and inventory management techniques and trends.
CPIM professionals can specialize in a variety of areas within the production and inventory management environment—including inventory management, Just-in-Time, master planning, material and capacity requirements planning, production activity control, and systems and technologies.
The State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects recently notified Seacat of his qualification as a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer. While each state has its own regulations regarding engineering licensure, Seacat was required to earn his degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program and pass the FE exam (Fundamental of Engineering) to qualify, which he completed during his time at Kansas State University.
He was then required to garner four years of acceptable work experience under a licensed professional engineer, and finally pass the eight-hour PE exam (Mechanical Principles and Practices of Engineering). Renewal of his licensing will be required biennially.