Marcus Riganelli

Marcus Riganelli, Research Lead, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Marcus Riganelli is the Research Lead, Mechanical Engineering Technology for the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre. In addition to his role at WAMIC, Marcus is the Owner/Mechanical Engineer at Riganelli Design Inc., operating since 2019. In his role as Research Lead, Mechanical Engineering Technology with WAMIC, he helps companies develop new electro-mechanical products leading his research teams through ideation, design, prototype development and testing. His … Continue reading Marcus Riganelli »

David Stovell

David Stovell, Research Lead at WAMIC

David Stovell is the Research Lead for the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre and is the Program Coordinator and Professor for the Computer Programmer and Computer Programmer Analyst program at Niagara College (NC). He has been teaching for over 30 years – 24 of those years being at NC. David studied math and physics at the University of Toronto and holds a Certificate from Georgian … Continue reading David Stovell »

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 »

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 »

Lyndon William Ashton

Lyndon is responsible for the overall direction, operations and strategic leadership of the Centre. This includes team building and mentorship, public relations, business development and outreach to key industry partners and the successful development and implementation of advanced manufacturing services that meet industry demand for workforce, economic, and talent development. Lyndon joined the Research & Innovation division after a diversified career, beginning in the culinary … Continue reading Lyndon William Ashton »

Brian Klassen

Brian Klassen is the Research Laboratory Technician with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC). In his role, he supports all research and technical service activities related to producing and testing prototypes, evaluating new technologies and developing new or improved products or processes for small- and medium-sized businesses. Brian is a graduate of Niagara College’s Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op) program and has worked in the … Continue reading Brian Klassen »