ASCC expands Manufacturing Process Development and Sensing Team with Pringle Hire

ASCC expands Manufacturing Process Development and Sensing Team with Pringle Hire

ORONO, Maine – The Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Noah Pringle as an Engineer II working with our Manufacturing Process Development and Sensing team. 

Originally from Thorndike, Maine, Pringle began his studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Maine. As an undergraduate, he was a student professional with the ASCC working on a team designing the Continuous Forming Machine (CFM), a novel thermoplastic pultrusion line for the manufacture of full-sized fiber-reinforced thermoplastic structural members. 

“Noah has been a member of the CFM team since the conception of the project. Starting as an undergraduate student, then graduate student, and now staff member, Noah’s contributions to the CFM project list have been key in enabling the success of the research,” said Research & Development Manager, Cody Sheltra. 

When asked why he chose this field of study, Pringle said, “Mechanical Engineering is what you go into for a wide variety of possible projects and careers.” 

Pringle is currently finishing his Professional Science Masters in Engineering and Business Management with a focus in Structures & Engineering Mechanics, as well as a Certificate in Composite Materials and Structures with expected graduation this fall from the University of Maine

“The program directly improves my knowledge of composite materials and structures which directly impacts the R&D of composite manufacturing systems that I work on at the ASCC,” said Pringle. 

Pringle is working on the same team and continuing his development of the CFM that he was as a student professional, but he now has a staff engineering position focusing in design. This work helps us further understand the future of sustainable composite infrastructure. 

When asked why the work he is doing is important, Pringle said, “This research enables a future of sustainability, recyclability, and advanced customization of infrastructure.”

In his free time, Pringle enjoys rock climbing, and working on audio systems.

The ASCC team is rapidly growing and always looking for talented individuals across all industries to join our team. For more information on open positions, visit the ASCC website or contact Kim Scribner, workforce coordinator, at

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