Tech Champs at HTC South with Jeff Applegate | Technology, Manufacturing & Robotics






This month we welcome the Greater Houston Manufacturers Association, NASA-JSC Technology Transfer, and the Clear Creek ISD World Champion Robotics team as we focus on Houston’s resources for Advanced Technology, Manufacturing and Robotics.

Join us for informative displays, demonstrations, presentations and networking with Hand-Crafted Beer Tasting courtesy of Galactic Coast Brewing Company. 

Directions & Map for getting to the Gilruth Center! 


Keynote Speaker:

Jeff Applegate, CEO, Texas Injection Molding | Co-founder & Past Chairman, Greater Houston Manufacturing Association and the Gulf Coast Medical Device Manufacturers


Among its many distinctions, Houston is the number one manufacturing city in the U.S. with over 250,000 manufacturing jobs. Jeff Applegate, Chief Executive Officer of Texas Injection Molding, has a passion for manufacturing. Throughout his career, Jeff has been a strong supporter of cross-discipline collaboration to move advanced technologies to prototype development and ultimately a commercial product.

To bring this concept to the Houston manufacturing community, Jeff co-founded and was Past Chairman of the Greater Houston Manufacturing Association and the Gulf Coast Medical Device Manufacturers, a community of manufacturing professionals established to promote the capabilities and successes of its member companies. 

Prior to his leadership at Texas Injection Molding, Jeff served as President of Blackwell Plastics, a manufacturer of injection molded and extruded plastic products. In 2005, Jeff was awarded the Texas Mainspring Manufacturing Award for his commitment to manufacturing excellence and innovation in Texas at the Applied Manufacturing conference in Arlington Texas. 

Jeff served two terms as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He is the author of Good to Great Families and serves on a number of advisory boards including the University of Houston College of Engineering, Society of Plastics Engineers and the Greater Houston Manufacturing Association. Jeff is a graduate from Baylor University with dual majors in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management.  He is married to Julie Applegate and they have 3 children.


2015 Tech Champs Memberships now available online!


Thu, Jul. 9, 2015
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. US/Central


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Gilruth Center
Houston, Texas 77058
United States