Past EventAugust 13 Meeting – Internship Strategies to Boost Your Productivity

Join us to hear a panel of business leaders share their experiences in developing and managing internship programs. Panel members Dr. Jim McNally of Applied Technology Associates, Hap Stoller of TPL Inc., and Jacque Rodriguez of RIEtech Global will provide information on the benefits of involving interns in a company.

We also invite you to meet the New Mexico students who won NMBio scholarships and New Mexico BioGENEius awards this year. Our scholarship winners Rubelia Gomez, Hatch and Brandon Martinez, Grants, will receive $1000 awards toward their higher education expenses. BioGENEius winners Anjik Ghosh and Abdullah Shah presented their biotechnology projects at the national BioGENEius competition this spring.

Speaker Bios:

Dr Jim McNally, Director of Strategic Development, Applied Technology Associates: Dr. McNally, a recognized expert in optics and imaging technologies, has over 38 years of business experience forming and leading organizations and managing large programs for both start-up companies and large organizations. He brings a unique blend of leadership experience in private industry and government. As Director of Strategic Development at Applied Technology Associates, he leads the development and execution of strategic plans to meet growth goals for ATA including commercial applications of defense technologies.

Jacque Rodriguez, Chief Operations Officer at RIEtech Global: Jacque Rodriguez is an Engineering Professional currently serving as Chief Operations Officer for RIEtech Global Motion Control Systems. In the COO capacity, Jacque is responsible for the flow down of organization strategy and goals and managing performance of RIEtech Global Operations including Engineering, Production, and Program Management. Prior to his current position, Jacque held various leadership positions with Honeywell Inc. over a 24 year period.

 Hap Stoller, President and CEO of TPL, Inc.:TPL,  a material science-based technology company is among the leading SBIR winners in the State of New Mexico and is particularly noted for its work in advanced dielectric materials and the manufacturer of capacitive devices from these materials. TPL has also recently introduced a lightweight rifle barrel based on an explosive cladding process and is working with several military commands to put this innovative product in the hands of the warfighter. Hap serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Defense Industrial Association and the Board of Directors of the Small Business Technology Council, an element of the National Small Business Association. TPL has long participated in the intern program; has gained several employees via this approach; and currently has one long term intern on its staff, Busayo Ojumu, a dual degree Master’s candidate from UNM, MBA and Manufacturing Engineering, currently entering his second year of internship with TPL.