The Bellingham Technical College Foundation appointed Scott Renne as its newest board member. Renne, founder of two Bellingham engineering and manufacturing businesses, will serve a three-year term from 2015 to 2018, according to a press release from the college.
Renne founded Terra Power Systems, which makes electrical systems for commercial vehicles; and Blue Sea Systems, which makes marine electrical systems.
Renne retired last year after selling both businesses to larger corporations.
“As a former employer of Bellingham Technical College graduates, I look forward to promoting the access to technical careers provided by BTC,” Renne said in the news release. “I believe the strong job market and excellent earning potential in these careers is underappreciated in our society.”