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Joshua Bunz

Joshua Bunz - Research & Development Technologist

Joshua Bunz is the Research & Development Technologist with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC).   In his role, Josh supports all laboratory, applied research, and technical service activities related to mechanical engineering. He trains students and graduate employees, along with staff and researchers, on standard and specialized equipment and processes. He also participates in creating, maintaining and updating maintenance-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).   Joshua … Continue reading Joshua Bunz »

Dave Lawson

Dave Lawson is the Advanced Manufacturing Scientist with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC). In this role, Dave will be responsible for leading applied research projects and supporting the technical services team. After more than 25 years of progressive roles in the automotive switch industry with Nidec Mobility Canada (formerly Omron Automotive Technologies), Dave has “retired” to Niagara from the Oakville area and is … Continue reading Dave Lawson »

Tess Finlay

Tess Finlay is the Business Development Coordinator for the Research & Innovation(R&I) Division at Niagara College. She joined the division in November 2023. In her role, Tess supports the Business Development Manager and all four Innovation Centres with industry and community partner recruitment, new project development & event execution.   Tess graduated from Humber College with an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations. Prior to her role … Continue reading Tess Finlay »

Amanda MacDonald

Amanda MacDonald is the Proposal Writer for the Research & Innovation division at Niagara College. She joined the division in fall 2023 with a background in community and government relations. Amanda’s key responsibilities include supporting the development team in proposal writing, identifying external funding, and fostering relationships with external funding stakeholders.   Prior to this role, Amanda held the title of Executive Director or Director at … Continue reading Amanda MacDonald »

Neil Wilkinson

Neil Wilkinson, Research Program Manager, WAMIC

Neil Wilkinson is the Research Program Manager with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre. Neil rejoins Niagara College with 8-years in leadership roles in college applied research offices. During that time, he developed and managed applied research teams and projects that provided innovative new products and solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses in the agriculture, food and beverage, advanced manufacturing, and digital health sectors. Working … Continue reading Neil Wilkinson »

Mitchell Lutz

Mitchell Lutz, Business Development Lead, SONAMI

Mitchell Lutz is the Business Development Lead for the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a Niagara College-led consortium of nine academic institutions supporting manufacturers’ research and development needs through applied research projects. In his role, Mitchell is responsible for researching, planning, and implementing new target market initiatives and supporting the recruitment and outreach activities of the network.   Mitchell brings an array of … Continue reading Mitchell Lutz »