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Peggy Canales

Peggy Canales
Associate Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2307


Office: Zollner Engineering Center, Room 056

My Office Hours

MWF: 8:00 am – 10:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Keene 364A

Classes I Teach

  • EGR 2650
  • EGR 4400
  • IME 2010
  • IME 2020
  • IME 3020
  • IME 4020
  • IME 4300
  • IME 4960
  • IME 4961
  • MSE 5000
  • MSE 6010
  • MSE 6020

My Academic Advising Roles

IME undergraduate students

Educational Background

  • MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University (1992)
  • BSME, Tri-State University (1985)

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Indiana Tech as a full-time faculty, I worked for eight years as a manufacturing consultant. I was employed by a combined State (under the Department of Commerce) and Federal (National Institute of Standards and Technology) program to provide no-cost consulting services to Indiana businesses in an effort to improve their ability to compete in today’s marketplace. In this position, I assisted companies in solving problems related to technology, manufacturing, training, management, marketing, finance, and quality. I also conducted numerous training sessions, in several states, on areas related to Lean Manufacturing.

For the past 27 years, I have been actively involved in teaching at the college level. In 1993, I began teaching as an adjunct for Indiana Wesleyan University. I taught in Kokomo, Bloomington, Columbus, and Fort Wayne over a six-year period. I began teaching as an adjunct for Indiana Tech in 1998.

I also have extensive experience working as an engineer in the automotive industry. I spent several years with Tenneco Automotive as a Process Engineer and Ergonomics Trainer. I also spent several years as a Development Engineer for Chrysler Corporation.


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Additional Information


  • Discover Excellence, The Shingo Institute, SA Partners, 1/18/2023
  • Defense Mechanisms as Barriers to Critical Thinking, Foundation for Critical Thinking, 10/13/2022
  • Social Emotional Learning Certificate, Tilly’s Life Center, awarded 6/7/2022
  • Shingo Conference 2022 – Building a Culture of Growing, Enduring Excellence
  • University of Michigan KATA for Daily Improvement Program
  • University of Michigan Lean Leadership Certification Program
  • ISO 14001 36-hour Lead Auditor Training – Certificate No. 409

MEP University Courses:

  • LE 101 and LE 101T – Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Principles of Lean Manufacturing Train the Trainer
  • LE 202 and LE 202T – Value Stream Mapping and Value Stream Mapping Train the Trainer
  • LE 203 – The 5S System: Workplace Organization
  • LE 204 and 204 T – Set-Up Reduction and Set-Up Reduction Train the Trainer
  • LE 205 and 205T – Cellular Flow Manufacturing (CFM) and CFM Train the Trainer
  • ISO/QS-9000 3rd Edition and ISO/QS 9000 Internal Auditor Training
  • OSHA 30-hour Voluntary Outreach Program

NTU (National Technological University) Courses:

  • Environmental Best Manufacturing Practices
  • Activity Based Costing and Management
  • Managing Growth in Small and Midsized Manufacturing Firms
  • Project Management for Small/Midsized Manufacturers
  • Ergonomics for the Manufacturing Workplace
  • Operations Management: Principles for Lean Manufacturing
  • Toxics Use Reduction – Clean Manufacturing Technology and Safe Materials Institute, Purdue University
  • MOST, Methods Engineering – Maynard Management Institute
  • TQM, AQP, GD&T – Tenneco Training Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Applied Ergonomics I & II and Ergonomics Train the Trainer, Cybenet, Grand Haven, Michigan
  • QIP – Chrysler Institute, Detroit, Michigan
  • Outdoor Leadership Challenge – Indiana University