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Institute of Industrial Engineers

Chapter 71: Lancaster - Harrisburg



Membership is open to professionals in industrial engineering-related domains: manufacturing, supply-chain, lean, productivity measurement, costing, and so on. Membership information and member benefits are available on the IIE National Headquarters website at If you have any questions about membership, please contact our Membership Director at


Member Spotlight

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Every newsletter, we share the profile of a fellow Industrial Engineer. These IEs will be open to any questions you might have. They do a great job in different areas be it manufacturing, process engineering, sourcing, distribution and supply chain. This newletter’s spotlight is on:

Tim Rich – Senior Staff Specialist, The Hershey Company

Tim has been with the Hershey company since 1990, working within the Manufacturing and Engineering departments. His current responsibilities, reporting through the industrial engineering department,  include providing Continuous Improvement support for manufacturing plants, productivity analysis, capital project evaluations, implementing the Hershey Performance System (based on the Toyota Production System).

Prior to joining The Hershey Company, Tim worked with The Upjohn Chemical company in Connecticut for 5 years as an Industrial Millwright where his main responsibilities included Equipment support and plant turnarounds. Overall Tim has more that 30 years of manufacturing experience across multiple companies He has been an IIE member since 2007. Tim can be reached at


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Membership Updates

As of June 2013, our membership count is at 99 with 1 new/transferred in/reinstated member and 1 dropped/transferred out.

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