Dr. Russell King, professor of industrial and systems engineering at North Carolina State University, has received the 2010 Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
The award recognizes educators who have contributed significantly to the profession through teaching, research and publication, extension, innovation or administration. King is a previous winner of the Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, the NC State Outstanding Teacher Award and the Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award.
King is also director of graduate programs in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State, where he has also played a major role in developing a dual Master of Industrial Engineering/Master of Business Administration program and a distance education Master of Engineering degree program. He is also the director of the Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center.
King’s research interests involve production scheduling, manufacturing cell design and the modeling, design and control of textile supply chains. He has also led large research teams including three interconnected projects sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Textile Center (NTC). NTC recognized these projects collectively with its Scientific Excellence Award for the period 1992–2002.