Management Staff

Tech Valley Center of Gravity employs a small staff that handles management and administration. The easiest way to contact staff is via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cheryl Kennedy - Executive Director

Our Executive Director is our chief executive officer and oversees operations, governance, communication, finance, and fundraising. Contact Cheryl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dan Falkenstrom - Facilities and Incubator Director

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Elisabeth Kuchera - Events and Program Development Specialist

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Board of Directors

Tech Valley Center of Gravity's board of directors is comprised of an outstanding compilation of makers, teachers, business owners, executives and subject-matter experts who volunteer their time, wisdom and expertise to advance the organization's mission and strategically move it forward. Officers serve one year terms and are chosen from among the elected directors. Directors serve two-year terms. Both officers and directors are elected by the general membership in accordance with the organization's bylaws.

2019-20 Executive Committee

Michael Lobsinger 
President
Center for Economic Growth.

Gordon Clement
Vice President
EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dan Lortie, CPA 
Treasurer
DALLE Accounting and Cash Management, Inc.

Beth Bornick
Secretary
Fuzehub, Quiltboxes

Blaise Hartley 
At-large Director
General Electric Co., Inc.

Cheryl Kennedy
Executive Director
Tech Valley Center of Gravity

 

Directors

Thad Casey
Innovative Manufacturing Consultants, Inc.

Kit Clemente
Trinkets of Troy

Jordan Munn
Sealy International

Deborah E. Nazon, Ph.D.,
EcoDiverCities

Heather Otis 
E.A. Seme, Inc.

Anne Parsons-Siemiginowska
The Hill at Muza

Tanya Waite
SUNY Research Foundation

 

 

 

Work Zone Coordinators

Tech Valley Center of Gravity wouldn't be possible without the help of our volunteers. If you have a question about a piece of equipment in a certain work zone, or need to ask schedule a safety orientation, you will want to reach out to the Coordinator for that specific Work Zone.

3D Printing - Dylan Theis

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Electronics - Konstantin Avdashchenko

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Fiber/Glass/Enamel - Irene Purifcato

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IT - Sam Bonfante, Ryan Morash, Steve Scotten

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Kitchen - Andrew Westcott

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Laser Cutter - Rich Dominelli

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Metal Shop - Alexander Titcomb

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Model Shop - Steve Nordhauser

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THINQubator - Amy Flaherty

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Welding Shop - Mat Maessen

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Woodshop - Kris Navratil

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