Distinguished Engineer Citations
Robert C. Banasik, Ph.D.
Industrial Engineering – 1967
At Time of Nomination in 2000
Bob Banasik graduated from Texas Tech University in 1967 with his Master of Industrial Engineering degree. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1965, an MBA from Ohio State University in 1973, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1974.
His professional career has been multifaceted as he served as a test and development engineer at Ford Motor Company, an industrial engineer at Chrysler Corporation, a member of the corporate research staff at Nationwide Insurance Company, and then to management systems engineer in the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, he is the President and Founder of Omnilife Systems, Inc., a management company for five nursing homes employing 600 people in two states. He is also owner of Banasik Associates, and Equity Management, Inc., as well as serving as president, and/or board member for numerous health and nursing home entities. He served as an adjunct Professor at The Union School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is also a Professor in the Graduate School of Administration at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, and currently holds the Squire Chair in small business and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Banasik is a registered professional engineer, a licensed pilot, and a licensed nursing home administrator. As a licensed nursing home administrator he must take 20 hours of continuing education annually to maintain his license. He is currently serving as a member of the Dean’s Council in the College of Engineering. He is a past member of the Texas Tech Industrial Engineering Academy of Engineers, the Texas Tech Industrial Engineering Advisory Board, Wayne State Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board, and Capital University School of Nursing Advisory Board. He is a past member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Human Factors Society. He is presently a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes, Society of Automotive Engineers, American College of Health Care Administrators, and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He serves as an expert witness for health care, and has written numerous articles and poems that have been published in professional journals.
It is indeed a pleasure for Texas Tech University to designate Robert C. "Bob" Banasik as DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.