‘REGENTS BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD’ TO HONOR AIRCRAFT TOWING SYSTEMS WORLD WIDE LLC ON THURSDAY
Oklahoma State University’s New Product Development Center and ATS World Wide LLC to Test Revolutionary Prototype this Fall. In the photo above, part of the ATS World Wide LLC Team and some of the Oklahoma State University's New Product Development Center team pose for a photo with the ATS award from the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education during an awards luncheon at UCO in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Below is a story from The Oklahoman.
ATS has transformed from an inventor's dream into an exciting ongoing creative venture with Oklahoma State University's New Product Development Center.
The NPDC ATS team's innovative research, development and design for ATS' revolutionary aircraft transportation system is resulting in the construction of a prototype to move aircraft to and from airport taxiways and gates without the use of a jet's main engines.
Led by OSU's NPDC Director Robert Taylor, the center began working on ATS in November 2016 and is developing a prototype testing system. The OSU team also nominated ATS for a special honor, and it will be recognized with an Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's "Business Partnership Excellence Award" at 11 a.m. March 12 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
The award is designed to highlight successful partnerships and to further cultivate the higher learning environment through the Oklahoma State Regent's Economic Development Grants. Taylor said he is grateful to the state regents for supporting OSU's business partnerships.
"The unique ATS concept originated with Polish businessman and entrepreneur, Stan Malicki, along with the help of his hand-picked international engineers," Taylor said.
He said Malicki likes Oklahoma's pro-business environment and friendly workforce and is now the company's president. Incorporated in Oklahoma in 2016, ATS is an Oklahoma and internationally based company. ATS Vice President/CEO Vince Howie is a partial owner of the company and meets weekly with the NPDC ATS team.