Knowledge-based Engineering, Product Development Discussed at RIT

RIT alumnus will detail closed-loop product development and problem solving

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Program management and knowledge-based engineering are the topics of an upcoming talk by an alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Michael Field, vice president of engineering with The Raymond Corp., in Greene, N.Y., will discuss closed-loop product development, engineering tools applied during the phased-development process, and closed-loop engineering problem-solving techniques.

Field, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from RIT in 1986, has been with The Raymond Corp. since 2004. His talk, “Closed-Loop Product Development,” will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Xerox Auditorium in RIT’s James E. Gleason Building.

The lecture, part of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, call (585) 475-2146 or visit

WHAT: “Closed-Loop Product Development”—a free lecture by Michael Field, vice president of engineering, The Raymond Corp.
WHEN: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 22
WHERE: Xerox Auditorium, James E. Gleason Building, Rochester Institute of Technology
SPONSOR: Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology