January 5th 2021
Patti Gander’s manufacturing career began at 18 years old when she started on an assembly shop floor. Accumulating over 40 years of industry experience to date, she worked her way up in the manufacturing world to Vice President of Operations. Having a passion for mentoring and teaching the future workers of America, she began teaching at the University of South Florida, instructing business management and MBA classes before joining the FloridaMakes team as a Business Advisor.
While serving the United States Marine Corps, Patti obtained an associate’s degree in electronics and is an expert in technical skillsets. With a bachelor’s in business management, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) specializing in marketing and management information systems and a Master of Management specializing in leadership and organizational effectiveness, Patti brings a unique perspective to her Florida manufacturing clients.