Leah Dunlay Hired as Project Manager

Cedar Falls, IA - The University of Northern Iowa’s Metal Casting Center is pleased to announce Leah Dunlay has been hired as project manager.


She will primarily be headquartered at the TechWorks Campus facility where she will spearhead efforts with MCC’s 3D Systems Direct Metal printer and several other federal level projects. Additionally, she will be managing design functions within the center as well as developing industry workshops and remote training activities.


"We're excited to have Leah join the MCC staff and have her manage many initiatives as the center continues to grow and lead the additive manufacturing industry," says Jerry Thiel, Director of MCC.


Originally from Indiana, Dunlay received her bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, followed by a master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Hochschule Mannheim in Germany and has experience working for John Deere and Siemens.


“I am really looking forward to seeing it [MCC] grow, especially with the new construction and expansion of the center happening now,” she concludes.


About the University of Northern Iowa’s Metal Casting Center
The University of Northern Iowa’s Metal Casting Center was established in 1990 with a grant from the Iowa Lottery to serve foundries and foundry suppliers in Iowa and has become a leader in foundry innovations, 3D printing capabilities and additive manufacturing technologies. The UNI MCC has worked with more than 100 small and medium enterprises across Iowa and the Midwest as well as with all branches of the U.S. military. For more information, visit