Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is pleased to announce a new board member to the college’s Regional Board of Trustees, Martin “Marty” Palmer.
Palmer has been president of Auburn Gear, Inc., in Auburn, Ind., for five years. Previously, he served as president of a four-company business unit with locations in Wisconsin, Oregon, the Netherlands and Mishawaka, Ind., within Actuant, Inc.’s Engineered Solutions Segment.
He brings more than 30 years of senior management experience to the Ivy Tech board, pulling from a range of disciplines: hydraulic and electromechanical actuation (the act of propelling), cosmetics, aerospace ceramics, and food industries.
“I am excited to be working with Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier and the Board of Trustees to provide insight on the needs of northeast Indiana’s manufacturing,” Palmer says. “I want to help promote the programs Ivy Tech provides the region in building a strong technical workforce. This is crucial to the region’s economic growth and its ability to take full advantage of trends in the resurgence of domestic manufacturing from offshore sources.”