Dennis Tapella

Dennis Tapella

Machine Shop Manager
McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis
Urbauer Hall 112
Associate's Degree from Ranken Technical College


  • Over 30 years of manufacturing experience, using manual, CNC machinery, and CAD/CAM programing.
  • Management training and experience
  • Welding with tungsten inert gas, metal inert gas, and spot welding.
  • Design and design review experience.
  • Safety committee member


  • WUSM New manager orientation
  • WUSM Civil treatment for managers
  • WUSM HR leadership
  • WUSM Hands on Market Place
  • Facilities emergency response
  • Diversity & Inclusion 1.0, 2.0
  • FeatureCam software
  • Milltronics Machine/Software
  • ProtoTRAK SMX Software
  • ProtoTRAK SLX Software
  • Dupont STOP Safety program


  • Facility Management Professional (FMP), International Facility Management Association (IFMA)