Christopher Paulk is currently serving as the Interim Director for the VT-MC. He has an extensive background in Advanced Manufacturing and Prototype Development. Chris is the former Director of the Automated Fabrication and Design Lab of Texas A&M University. He has also helped in the development and stand up of three other Advanced Manufacturing Centers throughout New Mexico and Texas. When not assisting VT-MC Chris serves as an Advisor to the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) where he is a resource in the areas of educational outreach, “Manufacturing 4.0” technologies, automation solutions, technology-enabled manufacturing and digitally connected smart systems to capture new manufacturing efficiencies, competitive advantages and business growth opportunities. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from New Mexico State University.