VP of Hutchinson Industries Defense and Mobility Solutions to deliver Gochenour Lecture at WVU
Chantelle Moore, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hutchinson Industries Defense and Mobility Solutions, will deliver the annual Gochenour Lecture in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering on Thursday, November 2 at 3:30 p.m. in room 113 of the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus.
Story by Kaley LaQuea
Photo provided by C. Moore
After graduating from
West Virginia University
in 1990 with a degree in industrial engineering, Moore spent over two decades in
the chemical industry at Union Carbide. She later transitioned to Honeywell as
an account manager, where she was instrumental in global initiatives to establish
Honeywell’s products in the personal care industry.
According to Moore, imparting wisdom to students on how being open to new opportunities —even if they feel underqualified — can change the course of one’s life for the better.
"Entering the workforce after college directly into sales opened the door to many new and varied opportunities,” Moore said. “Working with a cross-functional team to solve customer problems enabled me to expand my network within my organization and across various industries. My industrial engineering degree provided the skills necessary to solve those tough customer issues.”
Moore was named Global Business Manager for Honeywell’s plastic additives business in 2019, and in 2022 she served as Global Sales Director. Earlier this year, Moore transitioned to her current role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hutchinson Industries Defense and Mobility Solutions.
Her upcoming lecture, "Just Say Yes: How one word can transform your life and propel your career" will be informed by her vast industry knowledge and expertise. Moore will share life experiences that have defined the person and professional that she is today.
“Never saying no to a new opportunity, even when it was outside my comfort zone, has enabled me to take my career to heights I never thought possible," Moore said.
“We are extremely fortunate and very excited to have Chantelle presenting this year’s Gochenour lecture,” said Dr. Ashish Nimbarte, professor and chair of the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering. “An industrial engineering degree provides a variety and flexibility of career paths and opens opportunities in various industrial sectors. Chantelle's professional career spanning over 30 years is a true testament to that. We are looking forward to listening and learning from Chantelle about her exciting professional journey.”
The Donald L. Gochenour Lecture Series is free and open to the public and was established to honor the late Dr. Gochenour, a distinguished professor of industrial engineering at WVU.
Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit
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