Eric Haegerl is Team 6643's Captain of Construction. In his position as Captain, Eric directs the majority of planning for the robot's functionality. Eric conducts massive amounts of research to create the most effective final product possible. After researching, Eric leads the rest of the Construction Comittee in making plans into reality. In the 2017 build season, Eric served as a general support member, as well as a member of the build team. During the competition he was heavily involved in repairs and additions to the robot. Eric was unanimously elected as Captain of Construction during the 2017 full post-competition team vote.
The Captain of Construction's main duties are to plan and build a functional robot that performs all necessary tasks while also meeting all guidelines set forth by the FIRST competition. The Captain of Construction leads all research efforts to create the robot, and is also in charge of implenting any plans made. The Captain constantly interfaces with the Team Captainship to create the best final product possible. The captain, along with all other leadership members, is elected each April 1st during in the full post-competition vote. The Captain reports directly to the Team Captainship.