The University of St. Thomas

School of Engineering

Robert M. Johnson

Robert M. Johnson

Robert M. Johnson

Adjunct Faculty
Phone: 651-962-5750

Mail OSS100
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: OSS111

Interests and expertise

Manufacturing technology and automation, global manufacturing


Bob Johnson came to St. Thomas following a 40-year career in manufacturing at Honeywell. An expert in manufacturing automation and technology, Johnson has been a leading figure in professional manufacturing and engineering for many years. He was director of Honeywell's management development school, is a past president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, was elected to the SME College of Fellows in 1991, and is an industry representative to the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology. Johnson won the Governor's Award for Commitment to Manufacturing Excellence in 1996. At St. Thomas, Johnson teaches courses in automation and medical technology.

Selected publications

"Manufacturing in Asia," Journal of Applied Manufacturing Systems, 1990.

"SME and the Role in Automation" Autofact Asia 1989 Conference, Keynote Speaker: Hong Kong (October 1989.)


B.S. 1954, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Naval Aviator