Staff Directory
Kevin Gehrke
Business Development Manager, Applied Science

Born, raised and educated in Michigan, I always had a fascination with cars.  This lead to a 12-year career working in the automotive industry for Magna International in the Quality, Manufacturing and Program Management fields designing, launching, building and improving mirror systems. 

In 2009, I relocated to the Tallahassee area with an industry change to HVAC to work at Danfoss Turbocor.  Over the next 10 years, there was more Quality and Engineering work focusing on design and process implementation and improvement. 

Now, while at the Office of Economic Vitality, my goal is to attract manufacturing organizations to the Leon County / Tallahassee area.  My motivation in this role is to help get as many people employed as possible; to improve the lives of those in the area and to drive the economic advancement of the region.

Through all of this, I have 3 children.  One grown and married to an Airman stationed in Nevada, one studying Engineering at FSU/FAMU and one in high school.

One of the main attractions to Tallahassee is its proximity to so many parks and beaches with some of the most beautiful nature you can experience anywhere.