J. Craig McAtee

Executive Director


33607 Seneca Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44139
Phone: 440.600.7749

Craig McAtee was formerly the Executive Director for the Workforce and Economic Development Division of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. He spent over twenty-five years in engineering, technology, and senior leadership positions for the Swagelok Company, an international manufacturing organization, based in Solon, Ohio.

At the College, he provided Dean level management of all new and existing applied technologies related credit and non-credit curriculum development, articulation, and deployment with over $3.8 million dollar annual budgets. McAtee also provided leadership for special projects directed by the College President and Executive Vice Presidents, as needed. 

Currently, he is the Executive Director of the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC), Chair of the NVC for the NSF funded Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC), the Director of the DOL funded 3D Digital Design for Additive Manufacturing program at Tri-C and provides direction and external evaluation for several other national grants including – Weld-Ed, RAMP, AMPLiFI, Smart Grid, RapidTech, and others. He also is an active member of the Workforce & Economic Development Commission for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

McAtee received an Associate of Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College, an Industrial Engineering degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor’s degree in International Management from Malone College, and an Executive MBA from Cleveland State University. He is actively involved Aerospace Industries Association, the American Production Control and Inventory Society, the Cleveland Engineering Society, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, FIRST Robotics, and many 3D/Additive Manufacturing initiatives like America Makes/NAMII, etc.. McAtee is also an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University, as time permits.

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