DeLancey returns to Trine to direct Center for Technical Training

May 16, 2024

Tony DeLanceyTony DeLancey has joined Trine University as the new director for its Trine Center for Technical Training.

“I am super excited to have a northeast Indiana native who has worked his way up in manufacturing through maintenance and leadership oversee this important effort,” said Jason Blume, assistant vice president for Trine innovation1. “This will give an amazing perspective and direct insight into the needs that learners of all ages will best leverage to be successful. In a short time, Tony has already shown that he is a go-getter and will dive into any task or challenge to help make our team succeed.”

DeLancey most recently served as plant manager for Hanover Foods plants in Clayton, Delaware, and Ridgely, Maryland. His responsibilities there included creating and overseeing budgets as well as building and equipment upgrades.

He also has worked in manager positions for Tillamook Country Smoker, ConAgra Brands and locally at SpinTee and Miller Poultry.

DeLancey earned his bachelor’s degree in business management at Trine in 2010 and worked for the university as a building mechanic.

“It feels good to come back home and to be at Trine once again in a larger role,” he said.

He said he is looking forward to “exponential growth” at the Trine Center for Technical Training.

“TCTT has the opportunity to pull untapped resources that can help Trine in addition to area businesses, manufacturers and high schools,” he said. “Above all, it provides critical skills for students who will be the future backbone of our local and regional workforce.”

Offering programs on Trine’s Angola campus as well as online and on-site, the TCTT provides coursework in areas including industrial maintenance and automation. Participants can earn associate and specialist certification from the prestigious Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) as well as certification in areas such as project management, Lean Six Sigma-Green Belt, Certified Quality Engineer and network management.

The TCTT features state-of-the-art training equipment by Amatrol, Fanuc and Rockwell Automation. Students will develop skills in areas such as machine operation, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical drives, PLC programming and operation, relay controls, sensors and smart manufacturing.

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