Raine oversees the marketing and outreach efforts of GaMEP.
Expertise: Marketing, Project Management, Social Media, Business Development.
Education: B.A. in Marketing and Journalism from the University of Georgia.
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 College, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Mike Stonecipher 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 manufacturing companies to resources at GaMEP and Georgia Tech as part of the GaMEP Automotive Manufacturing Initiative.
Expertise: Plant Management, Strategic Business Planning, Leadership Development, Problem Solving, Lean Manufacturing, Tech Scouting, Automotive Industry.
Education: MBA from Brenau University, B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, Lean Enterprise training through the Lean Design Institute at UT Knoxville, Finance for Executives training through Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Don Pital and his team train and coach companies on innovative techniques for organizational sales growth and innovation-process management strategies.
Expertise: Business Transition, Innovation, Product Development, Project Management, Cybersecurity.
Education: M.S. and B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Georgia Tech. Certified Business Growth Coach.
Damon Nix assists companies to apply lean concepts that enhance safety and eliminate health waste from processes while simultaneously addressing productivity and quality issues. He also connects food manufacturing companies to resources at GaMEP and Georgia Tech as part of the GaMEP Food Manufacturing Initiative.
Expertise: Lean Manufacturing, Value-Added Safety, OSHA, ISO 45001, Plant Layout and Design, Problem Solving, Food Industry.
Education: M.Div. from Mercer University, B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.