Dan Freedman, dean of the School of Science & Engineering at SUNY New Paltz and director of the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center, has joined the board of directors of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC).
The move extends a relationship between Freedman and the HVEDC that is rooted in the College’s 3D printing programs and facilities. HVEDC launched a 3D development initiative in 2013 that has played a key role in the incorporation of 3D printing into curricula at New Paltz. HVEDC helped the College establish the nation’s first MakerBot Innovation Center on campus, and secure a NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant for the construction of an Engineering Innovation Hub.
HVEDC has also aided the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center (HVAMC) in building partnerships with regional businesses and individuals in need of 3D design and fabrication services.
Freedman will be joined by real estate investor Tom Mulroy, chairman and CEO of T-Rex Capital Group, LLC, as new HVEDC board members.
“Dan Freedman and Tom Mulroy represent the economic future of the Hudson Valley, laying the foundation for regional growth in two key areas which HVEDC has heavily invested in for the past several years – 3D printing technology and hospitality,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, president and CEO of HVEDC. “We look forward to the expertise and unique perspectives these individuals will bring to our organization.”
About the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center
The HVAMC, launched in spring 2013, provides digital design and fabrication expertise to about 100 businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the region. The Center also engages the local community and educates the public about the possibilities of 3D printing. Workshops and courses for K-12 educators have attracted a wide variety of teachers, from art to science, who have an interest in digital design and fabrication and are utilizing these new technologies in their classrooms.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties, marketing the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers.