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Donald Coates

Donald Coates

Office/Department: College of Technology
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Professor Coates teaches courses on innovation, energy power and industrial controls at Kent State University’s College of Technology.  Previously he was Vice President of Engineering at the Speed Queen Division of Raytheon, Director of Corporate Primary Development and Director of Dishwasher Engineering at the Frigidaire Company of AB Electrolux,  Director of Research for the Hoover Company of the Maytag Corporation and Manager of Whirlpool Automatic Washers at the Whirlpool Corporation. He received a Ph.D. and MSME for Purdue University and a BSME from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He also received the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus and Outstanding Mechanical Engineer awards from Purdue University.  He holds 21 patents with another 8 pending and has authored eight papers.  He is member of the American Society of Quality and the National Society of Professional Engineers.