Chris Draper

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Chris Draper

Chris Draper, Ph.D., P.E., serves as Director of [email protected].  [email protected] is the academic programming associated with the Indianola + Simpson College Entrepreneurial Development Initiative (iSc.EDI), a partnership between the Indianola Development Association, Simpson College, and the Indianola Municipal Utility.  As Director of this unique venture accelerator, Chris is responsible for building multi-disciplined teams that will be capable of taking a technology through the commercialization process. This is done by creating an environment where students interact with technology innovators to develop business solutions for addressing the needs of our community.

Chris also continues to serve as CEO of Meidh Corporation, where his responsibilities included the performance and growth of the corporation. Meidh is an operations consultancy focused on optimizing organizational assets. With an emphasis on economic sustainability, Meidh typically reduces operational costs by targeting energy management strategies in an organization’s facilities. An employee owned company headquartered in Indianola, Iowa, Meidh serves as an advocate for its customers as they navigate the technology-dependent options affecting their business.  Chris received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow (Scotland).

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