FDTC Holds New Employee Orientation for New Staff Members

Florence-Darlington Technical College recently held new employee orientation for its news staff members. FDTC President Dr. Charles Gould welcomed the new employees to their official introduction to the College.

William G. Bennett is FDTC's new Director of Robotics Training and Manufacturing. Bennett will oversee the College's new robotics training facility, which will be housed in the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT).

Bennett earned a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University. He's been a Quality Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader, Manager of Continuous Improvement and Special Projects and Divisional Engineer for ArvinMeritor Industries.

Bruce Fairchild started out at FDTC as a student and now has been hired as the Academic Network and Information Technology Lab Manager. Fairchild earned an Associate of Arts degree from FDTC and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Francis Marion University. He's worked for Old Dominion Freight Line as a Help Desk Technician and a part-time Lab Support Technician for FDTC.

David C. Griffin is the College's new Associate Director of the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology. Griffin received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lakehead University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Francis Marion University.

His previous work experiences include Equipment Engineering Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager and Mechanical Engineer for ESAB Welding & Cutting, Mechanical Engineer for Smart Tech Inc. and Mechanical Summer Intern for Bombardier Company.

Kasey King has been appointed to the position of Printing Equipment Operator in the College's Print Shop. She is a South Florence High school graduate and has worked as an Administrative Assistant for FDTC, Customer Service/Cashier and Copy Center Associate for Office Depot, Team Captain at Bullet's Restaurant, Flag Car Escort Driver and Delivery Driver for M & M Copy World.

Bill Bennett
Bill Bennett

Bruce Fairchild
Bruce Fairchild

David Griffin
David Griffin

Kasey King
Kasey King