Friends University has named Brent E. Edmisten to its Board of Trustees. Edmisten will begin serving on the board in October.
Edmisten is the vice president of operations, supply chain management and engineering of Excel Industries, where he has worked since July 2012. Previously, Edmisten held executive leadership positions at Cessna Aircraft Co. and Hawker Beechcraft Corp. He has almost 25 years of experience in the design, deployment and leadership of organizations.
Edmisten is a 1996 graduate of Friends University with an Executive MBA. He also is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, an ISM Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager and a Certified Professional in Supply Management. He has earned the Purchasing Medal of Excellence in Supply Chain Management Award, has authored articles for magazines and other publications, has spoken at conferences, and has served as a member of various university and nonprofit boards.
“We are excited to welcome Brent Edmisten to our board,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, Friends University president. “His extensive leadership experience and expertise will add a tremendous amount of value to our team.”
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.