St. Charles, IL – Innovation and education are key elements in today’s advanced manufacturing environment, where companies like Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. function as an extension of their customers’ engineering and product development departments. A new online video highlights how the gearmotor manufacturer’s innovation is driven by science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education skills, yielding new products and processes to keep globally competitive.
“We define innovation as what happens at the intersection of invention and commercialization,” said Bison Gear chairman, Ron Bullock. “We have a Bison innovation process that seeks the voice of the customer and delivers products that add value.” Bullock will deliver a keynote address, “Innovate or Evaporate: the Skill Set Imperative for Success in Advanced Manufacturing” at the 2009 National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers Conference to be held September 30-October 1 in the Chicago area at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort and at the state-of-the-art Technical Education Center at College of DuPage.
Jim Parejko, Bison Gear vice president, engineering and continuous improvement, adds, “We’re combining the power of innovation with continuous improvement and those two are natural companions.”