Deputy State Director
Bion Schulken is the NC SBTDC’s Deputy State Director. He joined the SBTDC in 2003 and has served as a Technology Commercialization Counselor in the regional centers at East Carolina University and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and as Assistant Director of Strategy and Growth Services. Since 2011, Bion has led the SBTDC’s field operations including the 10 regional service centers and the specialty programs with field staff integrated in the Centers: IBD, PTAC and Technology.
Bion is a North Carolina native and graduate of East Carolina University with a BS degree in Industrial Technology. His work experience includes operations and engineering management with Procter & Gamble and leadership in several manufacturing-related small businesses. He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) andan ASQ certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence. He also holds the National Development Council’s Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification.