The University of Minnesota has hired Jay Schrankler as executive director of the University of Minnesota’s newly formed Office for Technology Commercialization.
Schrankler joins UM after more than 25 years with Honeywell, where most recently he led the intellectual property licensing and marketing efforts of Honeywell’s global automation and control products business. He received a BS from the Institute of Technology at UM and an MS from the University of Wisconsin.
Robert Meyer, a dean at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, has been named head of the Stout Technology Transfer Institute, UW-Stout said last week.
Meyer, dean of the College of Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing, will begin his new role on July 1. He will work as a liaison between the university and federal and state agencies and elected officials. Meyer replaces Joe Benkowski, who recently retired as director of the Stout Technology Transfer Institute.