Meet the Technology Team
Project Manager, Cybersecurity, Strategy and Leadership Development
Michael Barker works to help manufacturers understand cybersecurity and how to improve their overall cyber hygiene and resiliency. He also assists manufacturers who need to certify to DoD CMMC 2.0 requirements. Michael comes to GaMEP with more than 20 years of experience in network, information, and operational security.
Expertise: Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Governance, Risk, Compliance, Audit, Resiliency Planning, Root Cause Analysis, Digital Forensics.
Education: M.S. in Information Security Management and Graduate Certificate in Information Security Analysis from the University of Fairfax, B. in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Tech. Currently pursuing a DScIT in Information Technology / Cybersecurity from Middle Georgia State University.
Project Manager, Strategy and Leadership Development
Andy Helm specializes in leadership development and executive coaching. He works with his clients to instill a positive leadership culture, improve employee engagement, and help them become their community’s, “Employer of Choice”. He also draws on his previous experiences as a serial entrepreneur to help clients grow their businesses by developing new products and services or by entering new markets.
Expertise: Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Innovation, Strategic Business Planning.
Education: MBA from the University of Central Florida, B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Project Manager, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, MedTech, Strategy and Leadership Development
Dean Hettenbach helps clients turn technology, supply chain, and manufacturing strategies into deliverables that impact how clients operate, scale, and compete. He utilizes knowledge gained through his past experience delivering solutions across a diverse customer base of start-ups, emerging growth, and Fortune 500 companies, including manufacturers of all types and in many different verticals.
Expertise: Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, MedTech, Manufacturing Process, Strategy Development, Project Management.
Education: M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech, B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri, Certificate in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Georgia Tech.
Project Manager, Industry 4.0, Strategy and Leadership Development
Sean Madhavaraman utilizes his 17 years of process engineering and advanced manufacturing experience as well as his passion for technology to serve as the GaMEP Industry 4.0 expert. He has a proven track record of utilizing data, communication, and organizational skills to deliver key business objectives through alignment and next generation technology.
Expertise: Process Automation, Process Control, Process Engineering, Manufacturing IT/OT, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Program & Project Management.
Education: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, Six Sigma Certified.
Project Manager, Operational Excellence
Tom Sammon focuses on implementing lean manufacturing practices and helping companies develop capital equipment applications.
Expertise: Automation, Robotics, Conveyor Systems, Equipment Design, Lean Manufacturing, Plant Layout and Design, Plant Management, Project Management, Problem Solving.
Education: M.S. in Management of Technology from Georgia Tech, B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University.