Cindy Wall named Executive Director of TCAT
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Cindy Wall, who spent the past 13 years working for the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) has been appointed Executive Director of the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT). "I am very excited about the opportunity to build on the solid foundation that has been established in TCAT over the past 15 years," Wall said. "I look forward to the opportunity to provide leadership to such a talented and highly respected group." TCAT is a division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and its focus is on the use of applied technologies to help organizations solve problems. Both TEES and TEEX are members of The Texas A&M University System. Wall led the creation of TEEX's Product Development Center (PDC), which was created in 2007 to bring technical expertise from emergency responders and other components of TEEX, TEES and the A&M System to private industry for product development. She will continue to be heavily involved with the PDC and will work to find ways to leverage the mutual resources of TEEX and TEES to bring new products into Texas. "We are extremely pleased to have Cindy join TEES to lead the Texas Center for Applied Technology," said Dr. K.L. Peddicord, director of TEES. "Her vast experience will prove invaluable to the mission of both TEES and TCAT, and her past experience with TEEX will strengthen the collaboration between these two agencies of the Texas A&M Engineering program." Wall, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M in industrial engineering, joined TEEX in 1995. From 1995 to 2006 she worked in the Technology and Economic Development Division of TEEX as Regional Director of the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (1995-1999), business manager (1999-2002), program manager (2002-2006), and program director (2006). In 2006 she joined the Urban Search and Rescue Division of TEEX as an associate division director and last year was named to head the PDC. Prior to joining TEEX, Wall worked for Kent Moore Cabinets, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and OI Corporation. For more information on TCAT visit: http://tcat.tamu.edu. For more information on TEES, visit: http://tees.tamu.edu. For more information on TEEX, visit: www.teex.com.