Mr. Howland gained his manufacturing experience starting with Velcro USA, Inc. in Manchester, NH. There he developed new products for customers by modifying existing products and by reverse engineering. In addition, he managed projects and estimated cost of manufacture. After Velcro USA, Inc., he worked for Henkel Corporation as a cost savings project manager for one of their biggest customers.
Taking his skills as a mechanical engineer and a manufacturing engineer, Kevin began his career as an adjunct professor at the school where his career began, NHTI-Concord’s Community College in Concord, NH. He taught various engineering based classes, to include: Statics and Strengths of Materials, Quality Control, Intro to Solid Works, Applied Shop Mathematics, and Manufacturing and Materials Processing, in which he taught students how to use a Bridgeport mill, an engine lathe, various metal testing methods, and sand casting. He also taught developmental algebra. Kevin’s experience allows him to find ways to show how text book problems are related to real-life situations, especially with math.
Kevin earned an AS in Mechanical Engineering Technology as well as an AS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from NHTI-Concord’s Community College. He then continued his education with the University of New Hampshire- Manchester and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Prior to moving to the Greater Phoenix area from Manchester, NH, Kevin graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management.
Kevin is an Armed Service Veteran and served in the US Army. He is now an active member of the American Legion and has served his post as 2nd Vice Commander, 1st Vice Commander, and Post Commander.