Jose M. Castro has been a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at OSU since 1998. Before coming to OSU, he worked from 1996 to 1998 as Process Technology Skill Center Leader in Allied Signals Electronic Systems, La Crosse Wisconsin. Before Allied Signal he worked from 1984 to 1996 in various positions of increased responsibility at the GenCorp corporate Technology Center ending as Chief Technologist in Composite Materials. From 1980 to 1983, he was first an assistant professor and then an associate professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of the South, Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He is currently also an affiliate Professor at the National Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey Mexico. He is currently a faculty advisor to the OSU student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).