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WKU Engineering Faculty and Staff - Troy Robertson

Troy Robertson

Troy Robertson

Engineering Technician

Office:  EBS 1115A
Phone:  270-745-6283


Currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership at Western Kentucky University

Master of Science in Engineering Technology Management from Western Kentucky University

Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Western Kentucky University

Professionally trained by CATI for SolidWorks with Certificates in PDM Administration,
Advanced Assembly, Surfacing, and Industrial Modeling etc.

Associate in Applied Sciences for Industrial Maintenance Technology from Kentucky Community Technical College System

Associate in Applied Sciences for Machine Tool Technology from Kentucky Community Technical College System

Scholarly Interest

  • Precision Forge Die Manufacturing for the Gear Industry
  • Electrical Discharge Machining
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Small Business Management
  • Apprenticeships in Self-Managed Teams
  • Alternative Fuel Experimentation and Study, specifically Biodiesel
  • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing


  • Mechanical Engineering Instructor
  • Manager of the Engineering Prototype Facility and Ogden College Support Shop
  • Owner of two local businesses in industrial design fabrication and storage industries
  • Glasgow High School Academy of Engineering Advisory Board
  • Barren County High School and Area Technology Center Engineering Advisory Council
  • Previous professional positions include Project Engineering for Spalding basketball systems, Systems Design Engineering for Spantech LLC, CNC Programming & Machining for QMS Inc., Franchino Mold & Engineering Company, and Ilsco Corporation along with other industrial positions for Dana Corporation and Felker Brothers Corporation. Experiences included research & development, lab design & creation, mechanical design, programming, fabrication, and management to mention only a few.
  • Former Associate Pastor and Campus Pastor in Cave City and Glasgow Kentucky as well as other ministry leadership roles working with college students and teenagers.

Professional Membership & Credentials

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Southern Kentucky SolidWorks User Group
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)
  • Journeyman Machinist Certification through the state of Kentucky and Franchino Mold and Engineering
  • Lean Sigma Certification

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 Last Modified 9/25/14