The AFG Industries

About The AFG Chair

Created in 1987, the AFG Industries Chair of Excellence in Business and Technology represents a partnership between ETSU's College of Applied Science and Technology and College of Business. Under the direction of chairholder Dr. Andrew J. Czuchry, the chair has:
  • Assisted area industries in modernizing their production processes and related business systems,
  • Served as a resource to local business and industry to facilitate total quality management and empowered problem-solving teams to enhance competitiveness in the global arena,
  • Developed graduate program emphases in project management, entrepreneurship, computer integrated manufacturing, and total quality management,
  • Continued to enhance economic development within the community by encouraging joint ventures, partnerships, and other collaborative efforts among business, industry, government, and the university.

Czuchry became chairholder in 1992. He has served as an instructor for the Board of Examiners and a member of the Panel of Judges for the State of Tennessee Quality Award Program. Before coming to ETSU, he was President of IRISS, a Raytheon-General Dynamics joint venture.

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