This exec can be found riding a wakeboard — and manufacturing parts for them

Jace Hovey graduated in 2020 with a mechanical engineering degree, but he felt his classes weren’t enough to prepare him for a career as an engineer.

That’s why he helped start Orlando-based Stemworks LLC the same year to provide in-person advanced manufacturing training. Plus, the company’s launch addressed a major need in the Central Florida community in 2020: high rates of furloughs and unemployment due to the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stemworks in the past year trained more…