Monday, October 24, 2016

BWI Group Supervisor, Brent Fourman, Inducted into MVCTC 2016 Hall of Fame

MVCTC 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee, Brent Fourman
with MVCTC Superintendent, Dr. Nick Weldy.
Englewood, Ohio – Brent Fourman, a resident of New Paris and Senior Lead Designer/Supervisor for BWI Group in Kettering, was inducted into the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 6, 2016, during the All Advisory Dinner. Fourman, a 1984 graduate of Tri-Village High School, attended the Industrial Drafting program at MVCTC (when it was known as Montgomery County Joint Vocational School).

Brent has spent the past 18 years as the Senior Lead Designer/Supervisor for the BWI Group (formerly part of Delphi and General Motors). He started his career as a print boy progressing quickly to detailer on the board (pencil and vellum), working mainly in tool and die work. He took the training he received at MCJVS/MVCTC and obtained a job in the industrial drafting field and was able to take advantage of the company paid tuition to obtain his associate's degree in Applied Science Mechanical Engineering Technology from Sinclair Community College. With hard work and dedication, he moved into 2D CAD working on a variety of items from healthcare to automotive.

Excelling in 2D CAD, Brent was soon promoted to 3D CAD beginning with wireframe and surfacing of steering wheel designs, and then into solid modeling with the design and development of engine and transmission mounting systems. This included the design of technologically advanced fluid filled mounts, on which Brent is the co-inventor on U.S. patents. MR Controlled Mounting Systems was the next and most current technology where again Brent is instrumental in the design of new technology with additional patents and pending patents in his portfolio. This technology led to the company receiving the Vehicle Dynamics Innovation of the Year award for 2009.

Brent maintains a high degree of integrity and is highly regarded within his company, his subordinates and by the customers with which he interacts. MCJVS/MVCTC was the start of a very successful career in which he has made a good living and allowed him to give back to the community in various ways.

In his spare time, Brent is a Tri-Village High School Varsity Bowling Coach, served as President and Vice President of the Tri-Village Music Boosters, and as Vice President of the Tri-Village Athletic Boosters.

Brent shared the following about his MCJVS/MVCTC education, “MCJVS/MVCTC provided an educational opportunity otherwise not available to me that gave me a jump-start on an excellent career and life!”

The ten new MVCTC Hall of Fame members received a special crystal award presented to them by MVCTC Superintendent Dr. Nick Weldy and Director of Instruction Mrs. Rhonda Phillips at a dinner meeting attended by over 350 program advisory members. Their portraits will be displayed in the school and their names will join the other 49 names engraved on a perpetual Hall of Fame plaque in the student activity center. MVCTC Hall of Fame members are inducted every five years from nominations that come from educators, family members, business, and employers. Mrs. Cathy Hutton, Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce Director; Mr. Eddie Mowen, Editor for the Register-Herald, and Ohio Representative Jeff Rezabek judged the Hall of Fame nominations this year.

Dr. Nick Weldy, MVCTC Superintendent, stated “We are proud to honor our returning alumni who have been so successful after leaving the Miami Valley Career Technology Center! Their former instructors provided a firm foundation to assist them in building careers that have blossomed. I appreciate the fact that all of the inductees returned to campus from across the United States to participate in the ceremony and show their dedication to our current mission of educating students to be career and college ready. They serve as inspiring role models for our current students. I congratulate each of our inductees and wish them the best of luck in their quest for continued success.”

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For over 45-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties, including Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

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