Guy Letendre assumed the WSU Economic Director position September 10, 2019. He has extensive backgroun in operations and supply chain management for biotech and transportation companies including, Autoliv, Alexza Pharmaceuticals and Infina Corporation. Early in his engineering career, he helped develop airbag inflation devices for Autoliv. After earning an MBA, Lentendre switched his career focus to business administration and consulting, supporting business development, operations and supply chain development for transit, bio teach and consumer product companies. At Weber State, Letendre wants to strengthen regional public/private partnerships, accelerate business development, drive research ideas to market and ensure that graduates have skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the workforce.