2010 has been an exciting year for the Dayton Buckeye Chapter as they continue to stay relevant. In January they signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Institute of Defense Studies and Education (IDSE), from Wright State University. This partnership has generated enthusiasm and interest.
In recognizing industry excellence, the Chapter’s May luncheon featured guest speaker, Mr. Dave Harry, President, Gem City Engineering and Manufacturing, Dayton, Ohio. Gem City Engineering and Manufacturing build the PackBot UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), a robot used by the military to disarm roadside bombs (and many other uses).
Mr. Dave Harry spoke about their supply chain and the logistics involved in getting their device to the customers. They also gave a crowd pleasing demonstration of the robot. The luncheon was a tremendous success with over 50 participants and representation from military members, Wright State University faculty members and transportation/logistics industry (ie FedEx, Panther, Kuehne + Nagel…) leaders. In partnering with industry, the Dayton Buckeye Chapter is on the move.