Research & Innovation is pleased to welcome Dave Lawson to the team as the new 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, Dave has “retired” to Niagara from the Greater Toronto Area and is eager to apply his technical experiences in product development; automotive and aerospace; electromechanical design; and materials and process engineering along with his strategic planning and customer relationship management experience at WAMIC.
“The role appealed to my passion for innovation and builds upon my past industry experience with academic research collaborations,” said Dave.
As for how the first few weeks on the job have been, Dave said, “So far so good! So many new people, processes, and places to figure out. How does anyone learn to navigate the corridors of the main campus building?”
“The role appealed to my passion for innovation and builds upon my past industry experience with academic research collaborations.” – Dave Lawson, Advanced Manufacturing Scientist, WAMIC
Dave enjoys hobbies which engage both his brain and hands. He recently completed a year-long renovation of his new home in St. Catharines and is looking forward to getting his workshop fully operational for woodworking and metal working.
Dave has been the industry partner on collaborative research projects with the University of Waterloo and so will bring the customer lens to his work with WAMIC. His career has built on his educational foundation as well. He holds a Technology (Design Option) diploma from Mohawk College.
“This role will grant me the opportunity to contribute to a range of businesses as they work to expand into new areas with new technologies and challenges. In other words, sounds like fun!” he said.
To learn more about the work Dave will be doing, visit the WAMIC website