Jack Gido

Jack Gido recently retired as Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and is the former Director of PennTAP, the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program, at Penn State University.

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Jack Gido received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He was elected to Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies.

Jack previously held dual positions as Manager of the Industrial Technology Extension Service for the New York Science and Technology Foundation and as Deputy Director of the Industrial Effectiveness Program at the New York State Department of Economic Development. Jack has 20 years of industrial management experience including the management of productivity improvement and manufacturing technology programs for General Electric and Mechanical Technology, Inc. At General Electric he held positions in the Automation Equipment Development Operation, Manufacturing Engineering Consulting and Applications Center, Projects Engineering Operation, and Drive Systems Department.

He is also the author of the textbook Successful Project Management that is published in four languages. He has conducted over 80 workshops on Project Management and over 20 workshops on the Fundamentals of Industrial Extension.

Jack is a member of the Project Management Institute and was President of the Upstate New York Chapter. He was also active in the University Economic Development Association, the Educational Association of University Centers, and the American Industrial Extension Alliance.