Brian Plattner, process engineering manager at Wenger Manufacturing, Sabetha, Kan., was recently appointed as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University. He will assist with teaching at university and participate in department research and support.

“Brian has already become a regular guest lecturer for the extrusion class, which I’ve been teaching as part of the curriculum since 2002,” said Dr. Sajid Alavi, associate professor in the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry.

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Plattner has also worked on several research and client service projects at the university. He is a 1997 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Plattner went on to earn his Professional Engineering License in 2003. In his position at Wenger Manufacturing, he is responsible for process specification.