Victor (Vic) Sower is a distinguished professor emeritus of operations management at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). Before entering the academic arena at SHSU, Vic worked for 18 years in a variety of manufacturing positions, including process engineer and process development engineering manager for Ampex Corp. At SHSU he taught courses in operations management, supply chain management, quality management, and technology and innovation management and established the Sower Business Technology Laboratory in the College of Business. During his academic career he earned numerous awards for his teaching and research, including being named a Piper Professor in 2005 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of Texas. Vic has a BS in chemistry from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Auburn University, and a PhD in operations management from the University of North Texas.
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