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Johnson Continues Mission of Tech Transfer Office

Gregg Johnson
Gregg Johnson
10/31/2011 —

Gregg Johnson is the new Technology Transfer Coordinator at Penn State DuBois.  He replaces former coordinator Sally Moran. A successful entrepreneur, Johnson's background spans research and development, product and process development, and operations and technical marketing.  His recent accomplishments include the business analysis, planning and development for a small business development center, where he provided management assistance to a broad range of businesses.


Johnson was a co-founder of Hi-Mark Research, and previously held positions as an operations manager at Penngraph, Inc., and as a materials engineering manager with Toyo Tanso PA Graphite. He received his BS in Chemistry from Penn State University and a MBA from Clarion University.


The Penn State DuBois Office of Technology Transfer makes the resources of Penn State University available to those who need assistance developing a business idea. The office helps entrepreneurs connect with people across the university who have the knowledge, skills, and contacts to help them start a business, or expand an existing business.  Inventors and business owners can get assistance establishing a business plan, and gain access to research and laboratory facilities where they can develop inventions or ideas.  They can even get guidance on how to market their product or service once it is ready to be released to the public. 


In just over two years, the Office of Technology Transfer has engaged 60 companies, and 20 individual entrepreneurs, and has aided the founding of 10 new companies. 


Johnson is available to help individuals or businesses take the steps needed to advance an idea, tap Penn State research and development expertise, generate fresh ideas and solutions to real problems, and access business resources.  He is located in room 102B in the DEF Building, and can be reached at 814-375-4803 or gaj12@psu.edu


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