Kirchner, Matt

Kirchner, Matt

President at ATS / LAB Midwest

Matt Kirchner is an international speaker, author and podcast host on topics of interest to educators, public policy makers and private employers. 

On a mission to secure the American Dream for the next generation of STEM and Workforce talent, Kirchner hosts the weekly TechEd PodcastTM, featuring leaders in industry and education and serves as President of ATS/LAB Midwest, the leading distributor of world-class curriculum, eLearning and training equipment.

Kirchner writes monthly leadership columns appearing in Products Finishing and Production Machining magazines and is the author of "Teaching the Industrial Internet of Things: Preparing Students and Learners for Industry 4.0."

Previously, Kirchner led three world-class manufacturing companies during a 20+ career as an industrial CEO. He and his partners sold their last company, American Finishing Resources, to DuBois Chemicals in 2014. 

Kirchner serves on the boards of directors of several American companies and among his many volunteer activities his is First-Past President of the Education Dealers Association and holds a seat on the board of the Smart Automation Certification Alliance. He is a graduate of the Marquette University School of Business. 

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