Last month, Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc. (CET) announced the appointment of Gary Rawlings, PhD, as CET's Executive in Residence. In this role, Rawlings will work with Joe Rolwing, director of the CET Life Sciences Center, providing assistance on a number of initiatives associated with marketing the center and supporting its tenants.
Previously, Rawlings spent seven years as vice president of Commercialization for TECHColumbus, a $44 million non-profit organization focused on commercializing advanced technologies through startup companies in Central Ohio. He helped create 50 startups, including life sciences ventures and helped raised over $20 million in early stage capital. Rawlings also spent a distinguished 25-year career at the Monsanto Company based in St. Louis and seven years in technology development at three high-tech firms.
Rawlings earned his bachelor's degree in physics and his master's degree in nuclear physics from Southwest Texas State University. Afterward, he received his doctorate in environmental science & engineering at Texas A&M University.