GaMEP works with more than 1000 manufacturers each year to implement on-site projects, conduct training, and connect manufacturers to Georgia Tech resources and our partners throughout the state.
Our Goals are Simple and Impactful
- Understand the current state of your company.
- Learn about your future goals.
- Assist your team in utilizing strategies and tools to meet the needs of your organization.
- Advance your company’s competitiveness and ensure a sustainable future for manufacturing in Georgia.
What Sets Us Apart
- Practical experience working with leaders in manufacturing plants around the world.
- National and international experts in the areas of service we provide, resulting in immediate and long-term solutions that increase top-line growth and reduce bottom-line costs throughout your organization.
- A team-based approach that passes our knowledge along to you in order to sustain improvements in your plant once the project is complete.
- Ten offices across the state with a region manager living and working within each region.
- Over 30 project managers located within two hours of any manufacturing plant in Georgia.
- We succeed as you meet your goals: Our national sponsor measures how well we are doing by the impacts you receive from working with us.
- We become your partner and your connection to Georgia Tech and our statewide partners.
How We Are Funded
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 U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, and direct client fees.
Group Manager, Energy and Sustainability
Randy Green leads the Energy and Sustainability team. He oversees the development, transfer, and adoption of energy and environmental best practices and innovations in industry and commercial buildings. In addition, he provides technical assistance, training, and assessment services to manufacturers,
Tim Israel directs the GaMEP and guides the program's efforts to advance Georgia manufacturing.
Expertise: Lean Manufacturing, Quality Management Systems, Supplier Development.
Education: M.S. and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Caley Landau oversees the marketing and outreach efforts for the GaMEP.
Expertise: Marketing Strategy, Project Management, Event Coordination, Content Development, Email Marketing.
Education: B.S. in Business Administration and Mass Communication from the University of Florida.
Manager, New Program Development
Damon Nix provides systematic leadership to support a sustainable life cycle for grants & awards – including identifying and evaluating new opportunities, proposal development, and the curation of grant management resources. Additionally, he provides guidance in strategic planning, new program
As Associate Director, Don Pital oversees the development and implementation of operational processes and strategy for the GaMEP. He helps secure and manage funding and leads internal process improvement efforts to allow the GaMEP team to meet client needs and
Group Manager, Strategy, Leadership, and Technology
Mike Stonecipher leads the Strategy and Leadership Development team. He specializes in strategic planning, leadership development, and managing projects that will enable top-line growth and deliver bottom-line results through process innovation, team development, and lean implementation. He also connects automotive
Group Manager, Marketing
Katie Takacs manages the marketing services program for GaMEP, which helps small and mid-size manufacturers with their strategic marketing efforts. In addition, she oversees the marketing and outreach efforts of the Industry Services programs within the Enterprise Innovation Institute.
Group Manager, Operational Excellence
Paul Todd leads the Operational Excellence team. In addition, he assists companies with the application of lean principles, process improvement tools, and change management through workshops, kaizen events, and shop-floor coaching.
Expertise: Lean Manufacturing, Plant Management, Leadership Development, Culture Change, Problem
Regional Network Manager, West Georgia Region Manager
Derek Woodham helps companies in his region improve their operations while also connecting them to additional resources at GaMEP, Georgia Tech, and partner organizations.
Expertise: Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma, Plant Layout and Design, Innovation, Leadership Development, Problem Solving.
Education: MBA from LaGrange
GaMEP divides the state into ten regions. Each region is led by a region manager, who both works and lives within the region they serve. The region manager helps assess each manufacturer’s needs and connects them to resources within GaMEP, Georgia Tech, and our partners across the state. Contact your local region manager.