Bill Goodwin to take the lead instructional role in CCBC’s Process Technology program

Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) recently announced the addition of Bill Goodwin as the college’s new full-time lead faculty member for the Process Technology program.

Goodwin, who will serve as Assistant Professor of Process Technology, brings decades of substantive industry experience into the classroom, including oversight of manufacturing operations for companies serving petroleum and petrochemical markets and roles in process technology and engineering resources. He has led operations, environmental, health and safety (EH&S), quality assurance, quality control (QA/QC) and supply chain processes for Fortune 500 companies.

Most recently, Goodwin was the Director of Operations – Americas for the Ferro Corporation where he served the electronic materials, specialty glass, inorganic and organic colors and performance coatings businesses, and was a key member of the industry-led advisory board working collaboratively with CCBC to design and develop the program’s current curriculum.

In his three years with Ferro, Goodwin redesigned the organization to facilitate an OSHA-mandated Global Harmonization System (GHS) for domestic and international shipments of manufactured materials, led the team responsible for standardizing regional metrics utilizing statistical process control (SPC) to measure and reach manufacturing variables, and led the initiative to standardize QA/QC at multiple sites, among other accomplishments.

“Bill Goodwin’s expertise and professionalism will bring industry into the classroom in new and exciting ways,” said Dr. John Higgs, Dean of CCBC’s School of Business, Arts, Sciences, and Technology. “Our Process Technology students are sure to benefit from his unique blend of education and experience as they receive more hands-on training, connect with a variety of employers, and graduate better prepared for on-the-job success.”

Prior to his role at Ferro, Goodwin was the regional operations manager for Electronic Materials Business for three years. He also served as the chairman and CEO of Materials Science Technologies, Inc., and held positions as market manager and product manager at Engelhard Corporation (BASF).

With his appointment, the college will continue to grow enrollment in the Process Technology program and diversify and expand its industry partnerships to address current and future employment needs throughout the region.

High school juniors and seniors also have the opportunity to learn hands-on from Goodwin and other industry representatives by enrolling in CCBC’s STEM Academy, where they can explore high-demand career pathways in Process Technology or Engineering while earning up to 28 college credits before graduation.

Goodwin holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering degree with a minor in chemistry from Louisiana State University, an MBA from Duke University and has completed some Ph.D. coursework in chemical engineering from Tulane University. Additionally, Goodwin has received industry certifications in Kepner-Trego Project Management, Honeywell Process Control, strategic management of technological innovation, statistical process control, Crosby (TQM) Quality Management, supply chain management, a green belt in Six-Sigma and business process mapping.

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CCBC transforms lives through personalized education, dynamic partnerships, and high impact practices. The college has an annual enrollment of 6,000 credit and non-credit students. CCBC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and offers 75 degree, certificate and diploma programs, hundreds of Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs, seamless transfer to a wide variety of baccalaureate and graduate institutions, and a nationally distinctive high school academy dual enrollment program. The Aspen Institute named CCBC one of America’s Top 150 community colleges in 2017.


CCBC has appointed Bill Goodwin, former Director of Operations – Americas for the Ferro Corporation, as the new full-time lead faculty member for the Process Technology program.