About

Covation /kōvāSH(ə)n/
⠂Working jointly, creating positive change by introducing new methods, ideas, and processes.


Our Mission:

Mission—Provide guidance, assistance, and training for small businesses and start-ups.

Our Vision:

Vision—Energize Rural Pennsylvania, enabling all citizens to innovate, create, and manufacture, transforming “one industry” towns into diverse, vibrant, technologically savvy communities.


Executive Director

Dr. Stephan Brady

Dr. Brady has over 30 years of experience with operations, supply chain, and technology. He also has consulted for a diverse range of industry leaders including Boeing, Lockheed, Macy’s, Walmart, HP, Tyco, Avery-Dennison, JC Penney, the US Air Force and the US Army. His consulting work includes collaborative supply chain management, supply chain technologies/RFID strategies, inventory control/management, and warehouse/transportation network design.

Members of the executive team support small business around the state through their efforts in:

  • IRC Supply Chain efforts
  • ScaleUP America initiatives
  • Business Transition Planning
  • Small Business Workshops
  • Consultation with various small business

The Covation Center is also working with PA Department of Community and Economic Development and Department of Defense to provide programming to the local area for Economic Development.