Michael Posner

Adjunct Faculty - Industrial Engineering

Michael Posner

Professor Posner has been an Adjunct Professor at NYU since 2011, teaching “Facility Planning & Design” teaching both in-class and on-line.  He received his post graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University after receiving both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The City College of New York. He has more than 40 years’ experience in planning, designing and constructing facilities of all types, bringing extensive practical experience to the classroom. During his engineering career he served several organizations as Project Engineer, Project Manager, Department Manager and ultimately as Operations Manager, leading an office for a major engineering firm.  He has been involved in capital investment projects across the United States, ranging from small retrofit projects incorporating designs into existing facilities to completely new facilities totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in a broad array of industries including food & beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, consumers products, biotech, refining, environmental, co-generation, as well as, the public sector.  A long line of corporate clients for these projects have included General Electric, International Flavors and Fragrances, FMC, Pepsi, Pfizer, Chemtura, Anheuser-Busch, Exxon-Mobil, Nestle, Roche Vitamins, Chevron, Infineum (Exxon-Shell jv), Linde, Cargill, Church & Dwight (Arm & Hammer), Army Corps of Engineers and Rutgers University among others.

In addition, Professor Posner has served for more than 15 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Construction Roundtable of New Jersey (CRTNJ) and is the Chairman of the organization’s College Scholarship Committee.

Columbia University, 1985

Post-grad degree, Industrial Engineer

The City College of New York, 1974

Master, Mechanical Engineering

The City College of New York, 1970

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering


Table Top Seminars in management sponsored by Chemical ProcessingMagazine:

“A Basic Project Management Primer” (1996)

“Implementation of the Quality Improvement Process in an Engineering Organization” (1992).