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Peggy Canales

Peggy Canales
Associate Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2307


Office: Zollner Engineering Center, Room 007

Office Hours

  • MWF: 8-9 a.m., Noon-1 p.m.
  • T: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • R: 8-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Class Information

  • EGR 2650
  • EGR 4400
  • IME 2010
  • IME 4020
  • IME 4974
  • MSE 6010
  • MSE 6020

Academic Advisor Roles

Advise IME students in both the traditional and online programs

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Purdue University, (ABD)
  • 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 20 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.

Selected Publications/Presentations

No information available.

Additional Information


  • Lean Leadership Certificate, University of Michigan
  • 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


  • Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Association Conference, 10/2006, Session Chair
  • Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Association Conference, 10/2005, Session Chair
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Fort Wayne Tool Show, 5/2005, Displays Judge
  • Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Association Conference, 10/2003, Session Chair