Tab Wilkins, President & Center Director

Prior to becoming President, Tab spent 13 years with the National Institute of Standards and Technology as the Northwestern Regional Manager for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Earlier in his career, he helped start both the New York and Connecticut MEP Centers, being named the Director in Connecticut. He’s also developed SBIR support programs in several states and communities, including Washington. He has managed several university-industry cooperative research programs in New York and Washington; serving hundreds of companies seeking research support.


  • B.A. Economics, Norwegian, St. Olaf College
  • M.B.A. Operations & Finance, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Community Activities

  • The Mountaineers – past Board President, Vice President of Branches and volunteer leader and instructor; Northwest Avalanche Center – Board member, member of Fundraising Committee.

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