Group Manager, Energy and Sustainability
Green oversees the development, transfer, and adoption of energy and environmental best practices and innovations in industry and commercial buildings. He provides technical assistance, training, and assessment services to manufacturers, and has also authored several software tools to support energy
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.
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.
Associate Director - Operations
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
Group Manager, Strategy and Leadership Development
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
Industry Services Marketing Manager
Katie Takacs oversees the marketing and outreach efforts of Industry Services within the Enterprise Innovation Institute and manages the marketing services program for GaMEP, which helps small and mid-size manufacturers with their strategic marketing efforts.
Expertise: Marketing, Project Management, Social Media,
Group Manager, Operational Excellence
Paul Todd 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 Solving.
Education: B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech.
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