Xiaoping Wang Earns RCBI Award for May

Xiaoping WangHUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Xiaoping Wang of Proctorville, Ohio, has been named Employee of the Month for May 2008 at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI). Wang serves as RCBI’s statewide systems administrator. He is headquartered in the Institute’s Huntington office.

In announcing his selection, RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber observed, “Xiaoping Wang brings a high level of skill and devotion to his work. He has been a highly valued member of the RCBI staff for 16 years and performs a major role in maintaining and enhancing our information technology systems. We’re pleased to recognize his many contributions in this way.”

A native of Fuxin, China, Wang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Fuxin Mining Institute in 1978 and his Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering from West Virginia University in 1987. He began his career in 1970 as an electrician.

He became an assistant lecturer at Fuxin Mining Institute in 1978. He began his career at WVU in 1985 as a research assistant and ultimately became system manager and research associate in the Office of Computer Technology and Technical Support Services for the WVU Extension Service before joining RCBI in 1991.

Wang, 54, and his wife, Mei Li, are the parents of two sons, Scott, 27, and Nathan, 14.

RCBI operates four manufacturing technology centers across West Virginia in Huntington, South Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in the Eastern Panhandle).