About GaMEP

About GaMEP

The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is a program of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute and is a member of the National MEP network supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The GaMEP, with offices in nine regions across the state, has been serving Georgia manufacturers since 1960. We offer a solution based approach through coaching and education designed to increase top line growth and reduce bottom line cost.

With a broad range of expertise in project management, engineering, implementation, and more, the GaMEP is a state and federally funded initiative, making it a cost effective alternative to traditional consulting. Specializing in areas such as Lean and process improvement, quality management, energy management, sustainability, and business growth (new customer development, new market expansion, and product development), our mission is to help manufacturing companies across Georgia grow and stay competitive. As part of a customized approach, the GaMEP can connect you to the vast resources of Georgia Tech and the state to ensure you meet your goals. We are a resource and partner for our clients.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Resource to both Georgia Tech and state connections
  • Measured by client impacts, such as jobs retained and created, cost savings, and increased sales
  • State and federally funded program resulting in lower costs for industrial clients
  • Project managers located throughout Georgia
  • All team members have years of hands-on implementation experience
  • Have a deep knowledge base within the organization, helping to bring customized solutions to our clients
  • National and international experts in the areas of service we provide
  • Team-based approach
  • We teach you the processes and how to succeed on your own
  • We strive to be your partner


How We Are Funded

The GaMEP plays a key role in Georgia Tech’s economic development mission and is supported through a combination of funding from the State of Georgia, the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, and direct client fees.

Management Team

Karen Fite (view bio)
Director, Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP)

Larry Alford (view bio)
Associate Director, GaMEP
Regional Network Manager

Tim Israel (view bio)
Associate Director, GaMEP
Group Manager – Process Improvement

Bill Meffert (view bio)
Group Manager – Energy and Environmental

Don Pital (view bio)
Group Manager – Growth Services

Regional Locations

Georgia Tech is divided up into nine regions, each supporting numerous counties across the state of Georgia. Each region is led by a regional manager with experience in assessing client needs, project management, and project implementation, as well as resources to serve the manufacturing industry. For a complete listing of regions, including contact information for the regional managers, click here.