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 »

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 »

Scott Golem

Scott Golem

Scott Golem is the research lead for the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre (HESIC). He leads and supports the success of applied research projects mainly for the Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN), a Niagara College-led initiative that brings together research institutions and greenhouse and technology businesses to accelerate the development, commercialization, and adoption of new technologies. Research projects focus on validating novel products and/or technology … Continue reading Scott Golem »