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John DeCola

Industry Partners

A large part of our mission in the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology is to work in synergy with government and industry to share ideas, solutions, and innovations.  We are extremely fortunate to enjoy a working relationship with many industrial and commercial partners who recognize the vast contributions we can make to applied research. 

  • Rockwell Automation -- donated $13 Million  in  Programmable Logic Controller software and hardware
  • Appropriate Technology -- donated over $ 20 million in Siemens NX Bundle Manufacturing Technology Life Cycle Simulation Software. The College of Technology is also working on  joint research project involving Parkinson disease.
  • Parker-Hannifin — longtime supporter of the College, Aeronautics and Hydraulics Programs, Vision 21 and numerous sponsorships.
  • Baxter Healthcare --- provided an electron acceleration unit valued at $500,000 for both teaching and research
  • American Electric Power (AEP) --- has included the College of Technology in their University Alliance with nine other colleges and universities making us eligible for yearly awards for targeted research projects
  • Lubrizol - has donated both software and expertise to our Life Cycle Assessment Class and Sustainable Technology Effort
  • NASA Glenn — donated the Scanning Auger Microprobe valued at $1.2 Million for surface material analysis teaching and research.

Benefits of partnership include:

  • Applying for federal, state and local government grants and/or projects (e.g., SBIR)
  • Providing consulting services
  • Access to research
  • Training for employees
  • Preparing students for careers in industry
  • Giving back to the community

To join our growing list of partners, please contact John Decola

John A. DeCola

Director Institutional Advancement
375 Terrace Drive
117B Van Deusen Hall
330-224-3287 (cell)


Current list of partners include:


Baxter Healthcare
Parker Hannifin
Rockwell Automation