Drown connects industry to RCBI resources

Tanner Drown of Huntington has joined the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) as business outreach specialist.

In his new role, Drown will assist entrepreneurs, small businesses and large companies by connecting them to RCBI’s design, engineering and manufacturing services; supply chain opportunities; and workforce development solutions.

“I’m thrilled to begin this new role at RCBI and work to foster connections within my home state,” Drown said. “I look forward to connecting businesses and entrepreneurs with resources and opportunities so they can grow and prosper.”

Drown most recently served as Co-Op coordinator for the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Marshall University. As coordinator he developed a cooperative learning initiative that connected Marshall University students to internships with area industries to help them gain practical work experience in their field before graduation.

“In his role at Marshall, Tanner built relationships with many of the same businesses that utilize RCBI’s services and others that could benefit from what we do,” said Derek Scarbro, RCBI deputy director. “Because he already understands these businesses and their needs, he will be better prepared to connect them RCBI’s vast resources.”

A native of Wayne County, Drown is a gradate of Spring Valley High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in leadership studies, both from Marshall University.

A small business owner himself, Drown has operated a successful residential rental property business for the past decade. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering for the ski patrol at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, golfing, riding all-terrain vehicles and spending time with his German shepherd.

To learn how Drown can assist your manufacturing operation, contact him at or 304.781.1688.

 

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