Jeff Thorstad is an Automation Robotics Engineering instructor at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie, MN. He serves as the Department Chair for the Manufacturing areas in Eden Prairie. Courses taught at Hennepin Technical College include courses in Mechanical Components, Electrical Systems, Robotics, Vision Systems, Programmable Logic Controls, and Pneumatic Systems. Prior to teaching, Jeff spent 13 years in various roles in industry. Jeff is also actively involved with helping companies develop employment pathways for students at Hennepin Technical College.