John Keough

Adjunct Professor

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Chip Keough


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1977
B.S., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1977
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Ohio, 1980


2019 to current: Chairman, Lightspeed Concepts, Inc.
2014-2019: Director, Applied Process Inc.
2005 to current: Proprietor, Joyworks LLC.
1993-2012 CEO Applied Process Inc. 
1984-1993 Vice President, Atmosphere Group Inc. 
1980-1984 Principal Engineer, TRW Turbine Components Division, Directionally Solidified and Single Crystal Casting Group
1978-1980 Supervisor, General Motors Central Foundry Division, Pontiac Gray Iron


1998 American Foundry Society Wm. J. Grede Award
1998 Fellow of ASM International
2001 American Foundry Society Jack F. Steele Award
2002 Engineering Society of Detroit Gold Medal
2003 American Foundry Society Ray H. Witt Award
2004 University of Michigan Materials Science and Engineering Alumni Award of Merit
2005 American Foundry Society Award of Scientific Merit
2010 Chinese Foundry Society Award of Merit
University of Michigan Foundry Educational Foundation Key Professor
2014 Foundry Educational Foundation- E. J. Walsh Award
2017 ASM International Heat Treating Society George H. Bodeen Award
ASM International Materials Education Foundation- Board of Trustees / Chair 2021-2023
Keough Family Foundation - Chairman