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MMEC hires manufacturing specialist for central Montana

October 28, 2014 -- MSU News Service

Rob Cook is now the MMEC’s central Montana manufacturing specialist.

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BOZEMAN -- Rob Cook has joined the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) as the central Montana manufacturing specialist serving Helena, Great Falls and north central Montana.  

The Choteau native has strong roots in manufacturing as managing partner at Intercontinental Truck Body in Conrad since 1999 and previous experience at Peterbilt Motors in Denton, Texas; Texas Instruments in Midland, Texas; and Boeing Military Aircraft Co. in Seattle.

His strengths include business management, new product design and development, supply chain management, Department of Defense contracting, value-added agriculture, quality control, safety and environmental compliance, and small business financing.

Cook has 10 patents related to design of ground vehicles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Montana State University and serves as a member of the Montana House of Representatives.

As part of the MMEC team, he will work closely with the Great Falls Economic Development Authority and the Montana Department of Commerce to help Montana’s manufacturers grow, become more profitable and more efficient. He can be reached at (406) 868-3426.

MMEC has been an outreach center at the MSU College of Engineering since 1996.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu