Dennis Brown | November 20, 2019
John DeSalle, president of Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., has been appointed the first executive engineer in residence in the University of Notre Dame’s newly created iNDustry Labs.
Initiated earlier this year, iNDustry Labs is a University-wide platform designed to connect cutting-edge research facilities, experiential learning programs and dedicated expertise to regional industry and educational partners.
As an anchor of the South Bend-Elkhart Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, iNDustry Labs supports the network’s aim of creating a competitive advantage for businesses in the region, and will serve as a front door to the University for industry partners and other LIFT Network members.
LIFT was established in April with a $42.4 million grant to Notre Dame from the Lilly Endowment to spark a more prosperous, resilient and skilled region.
As an executive engineer in residence, DeSalle will serve as a translator and bridge builder who will regularly visit companies, articulate industry challenges and identify available resources through the LIFT Network to help drive regional industry advancement.
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