Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

Dartmouth prof to head Brazil biofuel project … and more

White Mountains Community College recently partnered with Rotobec USA, a Canada-based manufacturer of materials handing equipment, on a “Train the Trainer” program at the company’s New Hampshire locations in Groveton and Littleton. The partnership, part of the college’s workforce business and industry training, was focused on the operation of overhead cranes, rigging and signal products. WMCC’s industrial mechanics instructors created curriculum that was designed to train Rotobec supervisors and provide them with the skills to conduct in-house job training on their own. To learn more about WMCC’s workforce development and community education programs, contact Tamara Roberge at

Lee Lynd, the Queneau Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth, will be the founding director of the new Advanced Second Generation (A2G) Biofuel Laboratory at the University of Campinas in Brazil. The lab’s mission is to develop and enable technology to sustainably produce bioethanol, an alternative to fossil fuel, from inedible agricultural products at a much lower cost than is currently possible.

Lynd will continue to lead the Lynd Lab at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, which also aims to produce cost-effective cellulosic biofuels. The Dartmouth lab focuses on switchgrass and poplar feedstocks, while the A2G lab concentrates on sugar cane. Lynd also is co-founder biofuel start-up Enchi Corp. and founder of the Global Sustainable Bioenergy Initiative. He also was a co-founder of Mascoma Corp.

Roze Seale has joined Portsmouth-based Kemberton, a provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management services for hospitals claims, as regional vice president of sales. Seale has over 20 years of experience selling healthcare technology services and solutions directly to hospitals and health systems, large medical groups and academic medical centers.

UScellular has named Stacey York as its new brand strategy and planning manager, overseeing expansion of the firm’s national brand awareness. York, who has worked with UScellular for 25 years, started off as a call center associate in Bedford, NH, and also has served as interim store manager for the UScellular stores in Concord and West Lebanon, before moving into the marketing department for the company. She was field marketing manager for the company’s New England market and most recently served as local marketing & brand activation manager.

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