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Terry L Burton
Campus: West Lafayette
Terry Burton's research commitments include the development and implementation of graphic based solutions for industry. As a professor of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University, he concentrates on developing strategies that focus on enhancing visualization and visual literacy in a variety of environments. Terry has been recognized for excellence in teaching, community service and technology applications. He is applauded by industry personnel who recognize and appreciate his pragmatic common sense approach to solving problems. He has been a leader in developing graphic-based systems that utilize the latest technology to create non-disruptive solutions which are both practicable and efficient. Workforce Training News, a nationally distributed training journal, recently recognized his efforts in creating a computer-based Just-In-Time Training (JITT) system for the Whirlpool Corporation. Along with Whirlpool, his credits include system solutions for TRW, Cummins Engine, General Electric, Amana, Frigidaire, Delta Faucet, Caterpillar and many others. He has served as chief executive of operations, operations manager, owner/operator, educator, and planner/project manager in a variety of governmental and industrial settings. His background, experience, motivation and commitment are descriptive of an individual who welcomes demanding situations.
Industries utilizing his services realize dynamic and organized solution strategies that are the foundations for developing and delivering graphic products on a corporate-wide basis. He is the author of graphic creation and distribution systems that participate within, and enhance, TQM, Kanban, JIT, ISO 9000 and System Re-engineering. He is a leading proponent of industry's changing paradigm from two-dimensional graphic products to the three-dimensional modeling-based graphics systems. With over twenty four years of experience in education and industry, along with appointments to three different board of directors, Terry is prepared to not only prescribe a solution, but to be actively involved in its implementation.