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Oklahoma State University

McCollom, Neal

Neal McCollom received a BS and an MIE from the IE&M department at OSU.  He worked in Houston for several years and then earned a PhD in IE from Texas A&M University (under Dr. Lee Blank, another OSU graduate and IEM Academy member). He taught for a time at the University of Missouri but decided to return to Texas to General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin).  Neal has spent time on simulation on the shop floor for robotic workflow, artificial intelligence and knowledge based systems and the digital delivery of the F-22 Technical Data Package.  Neal went on to support the F-35 sustainment in Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) and then concentrated on the Off Board PHM system and the support of the F-35 Maintainers. He earned the title of Lockheed Martin Fellow in 2008 - an honor reserved for the top 0.75% of the technical staff of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Neal is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.