Fridays at Findlay to Discuss Wilson Football Tech and Business
University of Findlay’s April session of Fridays at Findlay brings interesting insights from the Wilson Football Factory. On Friday, April 29, 2022, “Creating the most watched ball in America: Insights into Wilson Football Factory’s Quest for Continuous Improvement” will be presented by Andy Wentling, Wilson Football Factory plant manager. The in-person eventwill take place in Winebrenner, TLB Auditorium from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The cost of registration for in-person attendance for Fridays at Findlay, which includes a hot breakfast, is $10 per person and $5 for students. Registration can be completed on the Fridays at Findlay webpage. The session will also be recorded and available after the event on UFTV’s YouTube channel.
Wentling started his career at the Wilson Football Factory in 2015 as a Principal Engineer and became Plant Manager in November 2018. He was hired to create new and innovative designs to make the football an overall better product. The Wilson Football Factory has been making footballs since 1955, makes about 600,000 footballs each year, and has been with the NFL (National Football League) for over 80 years – which is the longest partnership with any professional location in sports history.
A high-energy innovator, Wentling will share stories and insights on how the ball is made, efforts for continuous improvement, and highlights from the Super Bowl and other big game experiences that use the product he and his team are responsible for.
Wentling will be introduced by UF Oilers Head Football Coach, Rob Keys, whose team also uses Wilson footballs.
Sponsored by Premier Bank, the Fridays at Findlay lecture series is designed to encourage continued educational opportunities for members of the community, the campus, and alumni regarding best leadership practices.