Meet Our Team

Charles (Wes) Shelton, Director of Metrology Training and Education

cshelton@vinu.edu

317.381.6071

 

Charles W. (Wes) Shelton has over 35 years of experience in Engineering, Quality Science and Management for various industries.  Wes holds a B.S. degree from Indiana State University in Mechanical Technology and a M.S. degree in HRD for Higher Education and Industry, also from Indiana State.  He has held Quality Management positions for Hyster Co., Alcoa Closure Systems International in both machinery and closure plants, and developed two manufacturing facilities for Alcoa for core pin and bottle control manufacturing.  He has also held the position of Quality Manger for Danville Metal Stamping, a major aerospace engine component manufacturer.  Since 1998 Wes has also managed his own company providing training and consulting in the Quality Sciences to major corporations in the Indiana area and has authored a text on the Fundamentals of Dimensional Inspection.  Wes is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and is an ASQ Certified Quality Technician, Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor and Six Sigma Green Belt.  He is also a judge for the ASQ International Team Excellence Award program in both preliminary and final rounds.  “I am passionate about all aspects of the Quality Processes used in business and industry and sharing this passion with others.  The Metrology Program will give individuals an opportunity to learn valuable skills to make a positive difference in their lives, their family, and in the productivity of their company.”

 

 

 

Quality Control & Metrology

Quality Control & Industrial Metrology

From Blueprint Reading, to Quality Concepts and Statistical Process Controls, our Quality Control courses are designed to increcase your company's efficiency and productivity.  In recent years, equipment, machinery, structures and devices have grown increasingly complex, requiring a host of dedicated employees to ensure product quality and perfection.

  • Are you having problems finding and hiring new employees with the technical skills needed to support your operations? 
  • Do you have employees that need technical training for new technologies and processes that have recently arrived at your plant?
  • Have you filled some technical positions in-house by promoting some current employees who are intelligent, work hard and show up every day, but have never had training in the skills they need to be successful?

Some of the results of these issues are increased machine downtime (cost), worker and management frustration (HR), shipping delays (customer), and increased cost of spare parts (cost) and maintenance overtime.

From talking with local business and manufacturing companies, we found these issues are rising to the top of their concerns for their company’s future growth and sustainability.

We can help!

We are Vincennes University Business & Industry Training.  We train Maintenance Technicians, Engineers, Engineering Technicians, and other technology based groups.  The biggest training need we have seen is in print reading and troubleshooting skills.  We incorporate these two main topics in each of our courses.

These seminar style classes are 8 hours per day, 1 to 6 days, depending on content.  Since we are local and train in three different locations (Vincennes, Fort Branch and Jasper, IN), you won’t have to pay for hotel rooms and travel expenses like other training.  We know having those key employees out of the plant is a hardship and we design our training to get them through the training with at least 50% hands on actual industrial equipment and back to your facility a quickly as possible to start using their new skills to reduce downtime, improve quality and repeatability and reduce maintenance costs.

Current Training Schedule

 

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