RobotWorx CEO Donates $50K for New OSUM Science Building
RobotWorx Posted 07/26/2011Keith Wanner, CEO of industrial robot company RobotWorx, and his wife, Joan, have pledged $50K to The Ohio State University at Marion, Ohio. The funds will go towards the building of a new science facility on the OSU Marion regional campus.
“OSU is such an incredible institution,” Wanner said. “We’re very happy to have the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project.”
Wanner graduated from The Ohio State University in 1979 with a welding engineering degree. He went on to establish a robotics integration business based out of Marion. Even now, he remains connected to OSU with three engineering grads holding major management positions at the company. The education Wanner received from OSU inspired and informed his entrepreneurialism and love of technology.
With this donation, the alum has a chance to give back and open up new opportunities for future science students. Wanner is a strong advocate of science education because he believes it has a dramatic impact on American manufacturing. “Now, more than ever before, our nation is in need of highly skilled workers,” Wanner said. “The future of the robotics industry alone depends on it. That’s why I make it a priority to support STEM education at the local level whenever possible.”
Located in close proximity to the campus’ Larry Yoder Prairie Nature Center, the new OSUM facility will house biology, zoology, botany, chemistry, physics, and geology labs. Construction of the new, eco-friendly science building is currently scheduled for 2012.
RobotWorx has been integrating industrial robots since 1992. A FANUC Authorized System Integrator, Motoman Solution Provider, and KUKA Robotics Partner, RobotWorx designs and builds workcells for a number of applications, including arc welding, cutting, material handling, machine tending, dispensing, and assembly. Visit http://www.robots.com or call 740-383-8383 for additional information about RobotWorx.