RCBI Announces Additions to Staff

March 3, 2015

HUNTINGTON The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) announces the addition of two industry-experienced individuals to its staff.

Dan Pancake is a CNC machinist/technical trainer.  Pancake taught for 24 years at Ashland (Ky.) Community and Technical College as an associate professor in the machine tool technology program. Previously, he worked as a machinist at National Mine Service in Ashland. Pancake grew up in Ironton, Ohio, where he lives with his wife Patty. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. Based at the RCBI Huntington Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Pancake’s responsibilities involve meeting the skills needs of workers across West Virginia.

Chris Shaffer is a design engineer/technical trainer. The Elkview native is a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. He is a graduate of WVU Tech, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. During college, Shaffer was an intern at Control Point Machining and Fabrication, a custom manufacturer located in Charleston. Although based at the RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in South Charleston, Shaffer will work with RCBI centers in Huntington and Bridgeport as well.