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educator , Industrial engineer

Timothy Dale Thomasma, industrial engineer, educator. Achievements include discovery that polymorphism and inheritance in object oriented programming languages can be employed in the construction of simulation program generators that can be used by manufacturing engineers to construct valid computer models. Recipient Rinck Memorial award Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1976; DeVlieg Found fellow, 1980, 81. Member Sigma Xi.

Background

Thomasma, Timothy Dale was born on July 16, 1954 in Lakewood, Ohio, United States. Son of Ronald Arthur and Beatrice Elaine (Cook) Thomasma.

Education

Master of Science in Mathematics, University of Michigan, 1977;Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Operations Engineering, University Michigan, 1983.

Career

Associate professor industrial and systems engineering University Michigan, Dearborn, 1990-1992, assistant professor, 1984-1990. Senior software engineer CDI Computer Services, 1992-1993. Manufacturing information systems technical expert Ford Motor Company, 1993—1996, manufacturing system technical expert, 1998—2007.

Senior object technical consultant International Business Machines Corporation, 1996-1998. Chairman customer council Open Applications Group, 2001-2002. Manager Capgemini, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery that polymorphism and inheritance in object oriented programming languages can be employed in the construction of simulation program generators that can be used by manufacturing engineers to construct valid computer models.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Teresa Small, October 14, 1989. Children: Antwuan, Michael, Christopher.

father:
Ronald Arthur Thomasma

mother:
Beatrice Elaine (Cook) Thomasma

spouse:
Teresa Small

child:
Antwuan Thomasma

child:
Michael Thomasma

child:
Christopher Thomasma