Gordon Maretzki is the Centre Manager for the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre at the Welland Campus of Niagara College. As Centre Manager, he is responsible for the overall operations of the Centre, shaping its strategic direction, including outreach to industry, as well as determining new or untapped sectors that could benefit from the Centre’s offerings. Prior to his role as Centre Manager, he spent three years as Researcher and Industry Liaison with the Centre, and was a part-time instructor in the Industrial Automation Certification program. Gordon came to the College from the private sector, where he operated his own business for more than 12 years, holding many applied research government contract in areas of engineering design, automation, manufacturing/fabrication and performance testing/validation. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba (1985) and has his Professional Engineering designation (PEng).