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Mr. Eric Carter
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Engineering Department (dem)
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 701-6658
Engineering Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Mr. Carter graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1991 with a BSME. Immediately after graduation he designed, built, and tested a sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) transfer system to support loss of cooling (LOCA) scenarios at the university’s nuclear reactor simulator. Upon the completion of that project, he joined the USDA agriculture and research center where he performed non-destructive examination (NDE) on agricultural samples. This research focused on identifying non-destructive methods to accurately assess food quality. In 1992, he joined GE Nuclear Services and undertook 18 months of intensive training in the Field Engineer Program. He worked first as a field engineer then as a field project manager performing maintenance and modifications on boiling water reactors (BWR). During his time in the Services division, he did a rotation with the environmental monitoring division where he led the installation and start up of continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). In 1999, he transferred to the nuclear fuel and part fabrication facility, first working as a manufacturing engineer and then as a program manager. 

In 2000, he changed careers to management consulting where he worked in various industries focusing on process engineering and organizational development, working with domestic and global clients and teams. 

Mr. Carter joined the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in September 2012, as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. 

  • MBA, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Courses Taught:
  • Design Project Management
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Statics and Engineering Design

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • George, M. O. (2010), The Lean Six Sigma guide to doing more with less: Cut costs, reduce waste, and lower your overhead. Smooth the Path Through Change (pp. 249- 262), New York: Wiley.
  • Successful Change Requires More than Change Management, Journal for Quality and Participation, 31, 1.
  • Middle-out change is doable- but difficult, iSixSigma, March 17, 2008.

Professional Memberships:
  • Professional Engineer (PE), State of North Carolina
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB)