Gary F. Sera

Director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service at The Texas A&M University System

Gary F. Sera

Gary F. Sera

Director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service at The Texas A&M University System

Biography

Gary Sera has served as Agency Director for the Texas
Engineering Extension Service since December 2007.
Prior to that, Sera was the agency’s interim director
beginning in March 2007 and has more than 17 years
of service to the agency. He served as the agency’s
Director of Technology and Economic Development
(TED) before being named Interim Director. The division
conducts training, technical assistance and technology
transfer with a focus on economic development,
information technology, manufacturing, technology
commercialization and emergency response planning.
Before becoming a division director, Sera served the
agency as a program manager with the Technology
Business Development Division. In this role, he
established and managed the Technical Assistance
Program, which focused on the delivery of technical
assistance to the state using faculty and students. He
also served as an energy training specialist for the Texas
Engineering Extension Service.
Sera has served as chairman of the Executive Council
for the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC),
which is primarily sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Commerce with a mission to serve the manufacturers
in the state of Texas. Sera also served as director of the
Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center, a NASA-
sponsored center focused on the delivery of technology
commercialization services in a 12-state region.
In 1992, he established a Graduate Assistance Program
at TEEX that used MBA students from the Texas A&M
College of Business to perform contract work with
NASA, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the
private sector. Sera also helped the Vice President of
Research at Texas A&M University develop and establish
the Texas A&M Technology Commercialization Center,
which eventually evolved into the present-day Office of
Technology Commercialization.
Sera earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering
from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree
in mathematics from California State University. He was
a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

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Interim President at Texas A&M University

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Dean & Vice Chancellor at Texas A&M University

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Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Research Services at The Texas A&M University System

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Director, Texas A&M Agrilife Research at The Texas A&M University System

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Director of New Ventures at Texas A&M University

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Vice Chairman-Policy Review at National 4-H Council, Inc.

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State Forester & Director, Forest Service at The Texas A&M University System

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Head, Capacity Building Department at The Texas A&M University System

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Director, Transportation Institute at The Texas A&M University System

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Director, Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory at The Texas A&M University System

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Gary F. Sera
Director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service at The Texas A&M University System
Education
Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Phi Kappa Phi

California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the 23 school California State University system (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 36,279 for the Fall 2012 semester.

Career History
Director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Current

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation.

Director, Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center
Prior

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Chairman, Executive Council
Prior

About Us TMAC delivers hands-on technical assistance and training to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, government, and health care. We have a wide array of services that improve efficiency, quality, and productivity. Focus areas include Lean Enterprise, technology solutions, strategic management, quality systems, environment and safety. Our mission : To increase the global competitiveness of the Texas economy by working with the extended manufacturing enterprise. Proof is in the Numbers In 16 years, TMAC has worked with more than 6,200 companies. In independent surveys, those customers have reported cumulative impacts totaling: $1.8 billion in new or retained sales $537 million in cost savings and cost avoidance on materials, labor, inventory and equipment More than 16,700 Texas jobs created or retained Our Approach Makes Us Different TMAC doesn't leave a to-do list for you to negotiate alone. We work with you to achieve dramatic results. Our objective is to develop your in-house expertise so that improvements are sustainable. Public Private Partnership TMAC is an affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The program is hosted by seven partner institutions: The University of Texas at Arlington the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), part of The Texas A&M University System The University of Texas at El Paso The University of Houston Southwest Research Institute Texas Tech University The University of Texas – Pan American.

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