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Georgia Tech names new director for Advanced Technology Development Center


Georgia Tech said Monday it's named John Avery as its next director of its Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) business incubator.

The announcement follows a four-month national search for a new leader at ATDC following the departure of Jen Bonnett, who left in June 2018 to become the Savannah Economic Development Authority’s vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Most recently, Avery -- a Georgia Tech graduate -- was engineering group manager of Panasonic Automotive Systems’ Panasonic Innovation Center at the Georgia Tech campus.

As director of the ATDC, Avery will lead a team of 26 full- and part-time staff and advisors who run ATDC’s various initiatives. Read the complete announcement here.

In 2017, ATDC worked with more than 1,838 entrepreneurs across the state of Georgia. Its portfolio companies and program graduates received more than $823 million in capital investments, reported more than $148 million in revenue, and supported 2,260 jobs.