Martin, Obare and Foster Chosen as Triad Power Players

By Tiffany S. Jones / 11/01/2019 Employees, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2019) – In the 2019 edition of the Triad Power Players, published today, the Triad Business Journal (TBJ) includes North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Dean Sherine Obare adjunct professor Geoff Foster among professionals risking something – money, reputation, clout — to make a lasting regional impact.

According to the TBJ site, Martin was chosen as a Power Player due to his work to help the university become the nation’s largest HBCU; grow endowments by 150 percent; strengthened STEM offerings; and reorganized A&T’s colleges and academic programs. N.C. A&T remains the No. 1 producer of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-Americans, and continues to churn out groundbreaking innovations through the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, A&T’s collaboration with UNC-Greensboro.

A first-year dean, Obare was chosen as one to watch in the year ahead because she has “quickly become the person to know in the Triad regarding technology and innovation.” Obare has spent the better part of this first year working to make cutting-edge technology and emerging processes and equipment available to companies looking to innovate.

Foster is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Core Technology Molding Corp. – an injection molding company. Under his leadership, Core Tech has become an innovative supplier for international customers including BMW and Merck. A 25-year veteran in the plastics field, Foster received a U.S. patent for his process in 1999. Core Tech. anchors the third building at Gateway Research Park. The company has experienced triple-digit growth since moving into Gateway in August 2018. Foster has established a pipeline of talent to his company and the industry by serving as an adjunct professor at N.C. A&T and High Point University.

The trio, along with their fellow honorees, was celebrated on Oct. 30 at a reception at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The Power Players edition of TBJ is available online and in print.

Media Contact Information: tsjones@ncat.edu

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