Now retired from WKU, Douglas Rohrer served as the Executive Director for the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center and was the WKU Associate Vice President for Research and Development for five years. Doug brings over 30 years’ experience with new product development, sales and marketing, manufacturing operations and general management. A graduate of Purdue University (BSME) and Western Michigan University (MBA), Doug spent several years as a research engineer with Eaton Corporation, then 27 years with DESA International in Bowling Green in a variety of management positions. After several years as President of a materials handling company in Glasgow, KY, Doug joined WKU to help entrepreneurs in the region start new companies. He holds several patents and is an avid golfer and private pilot.