“My father started I. Technical Services (ITS), an electronics manufacturing services company in 2001, and I’ve been working at the company ever since,” Lauren Thompson said. “We are a family and I would do anything for my team as a leader, caretaker, and friend”.
Lauren has held many positions at ITS and today is the general manager, where she focuses on process improvement efforts and managing the administrative functions. “I’ve learned through hands-on experience and find it incredibly rewarding to manufacture products from design through production that provide our customers with Georgia-made quality products,” she said.
For someone who once planned to be a pharmacist, Lauren is a proponent of educating local youth about manufacturing careers. “We’ve hosted Girl Scout troops and robotics clubs to expose kids to real-world robotics applications. I love seeing their expressions when they see the connection with what they are doing in their clubs to the technology in our facility,” Thompson commented.
As for working for the family business, Thompson couldn’t be happier with her choice. “I’ve been lucky to be part of ITS, and I’ve never looked back,” she said.