Dave McKechnie is the Research Laboratory Technologist with the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC). In his role, Dave is responsible for managing and maintaining the various technologies in the research labs, as well as providing mentorship training to the students, who receive real-world learning opportunities. As the main point of contact for all laboratory activities generated by WAMIC, he is also responsible for coordinating all technical services and providing support as needed to applied research activities.
Dave is no stranger to Niagara College. He graduated from the Welding Technician program in 2012 and from the Mechanical Engineering Technology program in 2019. He has also served at WAMIC in both his junior and senior co-op positions as a research assistant and has recently been assisting the Centre in the delivery of technical services and applied research project work as a senior research associate.