Apex, NC, August 20, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC (http://www.fuentek.com/), a local technology consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services, has announced that Dave Wasby has been promoted to senior technology transfer consultant. In his new role, Wasby will lead strategic client initiatives and work with Fuentek's consultants to ensure high-quality deliverables.
During his 4 years at Fuentek, Wasby has successfully led a range of technology transfer activities, including technology evaluation/triage through rapid screenings and in-depth market research as well as marketing innovations to secure license agreements for Fuentek clients. He played a key role in the launch of a new website for Georgia Tech’s technology commercialization services and contributed to projects for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. With more than 16 years of experience in new product development, Wasby has focused on leading complex initiatives from idea generation through all phases of development and testing to successful implementation. With an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.S. in mathematics from Vanderbilt, Wasby has technical expertise in e-commerce, mobile commerce, user interface development, and usability testing. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.
“Dave has provided success for many of our clients, and his experience with taking new products and services from concept and design through development to implementation is essential to our business,” said Schoppe. “We are looking forward to supporting his continued career growth and benefiting from his leadership in our company.”
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About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services. With a specialization in technology commercialization and the Symbiotic Innovation approach to open innovation, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm is one of the largest NASA contractors in North Carolina and has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops and webinars, guidebooks, white papers, and websites to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. Recognized as a top women- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina for the past six consecutive years, Fuentek has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Schoppe serves on the Association of University Technology Managers® (AUTM) board of directors as vice president of strategic alliances. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek’s website at http://www.fuentek.com.
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