Gannon University’s College of Engineering and Business Dean William L. Scheller, Ph.D. was elected Chairman of the Erie Technology Incubator’s (ETI) Executive Board of Directors.

“Being chairman allows us to draw Gannon’s College of Engineering and Business closer to ETI and fosters cooperation between the two,” said Dr. Scheller.

Dr. Scheller started his position as ETI Chairman in January, and succeeded Mark Jordano, who is the Director of Information Technology Services at Gannon University.

The Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University provides the resources, expertise and mentoring to support, nurture and transform early-stage companies in the scientific, engineering and information technologies sectors during the critical three to five year period after their founding.

Housed in a 33,000 square-foot facility at 130 W. Eighth St., the Erie Technology Incubator is currently home to 16 resident companies, and is working with six other companies in the community. Since the Incubator’s creation, client companies have been responsible for more than $25 million in capital investments acquired, more than $1 million of capital expenditures into the local economy and the creation of over 70 jobs. These private-sector companies are the employers of tomorrow, and are establishing their headquarters in the heart of the City of Erie.