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.
Group Manager, Energy and Sustainability
Bill Meffert oversees the development, transfer, and adoption of energy and environmental best practices and innovations in industry and commercial buildings.
Expertise: Energy Management, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, ISO 50001, Culture Change, Energy Systems, Process Optimization.
Education: M.S. and BME in
Group Manager, Growth Services
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
Marketing and Operations Manager
Katie Takacs oversees the outreach efforts of GaMEP and the operational structure supporting GaMEP’s reporting and administrative functions.
Expertise: Marketing, Project Management, Social Media, Business Development.
Education: MBA from Nova Southeastern University, B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of
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