Project Manager, Quality
Drawing on 20 years of industry experience, Craig Cochran consults, writes, and speaks on management, problem solving, and quality. He is the author of several books on quality and management, including ISO 9001:2015 in Plain English and Internal Auditing in Plain English: A Simple Guide to Super Effective ISO Audits.
Expertise: Quality, ISO 9001, Auditing, Problem Solving, Integrated Management Systems, Leadership Development, Culture Change.
Education: MBA from the University of Tennessee, B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. Professional certifications from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Exemplar Global.
Project Manager, Operational Excellence/Energy and Sustainability
Kelly Grissom works with companies on a variety of improvement projects including, energy and environmental assessments, layout and design projects, 5S, process flow, job instructions, and ISO system implementation.
Expertise: Energy Management, Energy Efficiency, Energy Systems (Steam, compressed air, process heating, chilled water, pumps & fans), Plant Layout and Design, Lean Process Improvement.
Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Earth and Atmospheric Science from Georgia Tech, Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certified.
Project Manager, Quality Management Systems
Olivia Pitts specializing in implementing Quality Management Systems and completing other quality-related projects for manufacturers throughout the state. She utilizes knowledge gained through her extensive work experience in quality management in the printing and chemical manufacturing industries. She holds multiple certifications in quality management, is a certified Project Management Professional, and has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Expertise: Quality Auditor, Organizational Excellence, Project Management, Certified Lead Auditor ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Education: Bachelor of Science - Printing Management from Georgia Southern University.
Augusta Region Manager
Elliot Price provides technical and managerial assistance to manufacturing and service industries, and connects them to additional resources to help them succeed.
Expertise: Plant Management, Quality Systems, Business Transition, Project Management, Strategic Business Planning, Leadership Development, Culture Change, Root Cause Analysis.
Education: MBA from Augusta College, B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor, ASQ Certified Quality Manager.
Project Manager, Quality
Rodger Weyant provides quality and food-safety training, auditing, and coaching to help organizations improve their processes and meet customer, statutory, and legal requirements.
Expertise: Quality Systems, Integrated Management Systems, Problem Solving, Food Safety.
Education: MBA from the University of South Carolina, B.S. in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.
Industry Manager, Food Safety and Quality
By enhancing Food Safety and Quality Systems, Wendy White helps food companies achieve compliance with governmental regulations and exceed customer expectations. She holds leadership positions in the Georgia Association of Food Protection (GAFP) and the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP.) She also serves on the Editorial Board of Food Safety Magazine.
Expertise: HACCP, FSMA Food Safety Plans, Pre-requisite Programs, Recall/Crisis Planning, Supply Chain Management, Internal Auditing, and GFSI Audit Certification.
Education: M.S. Food Microbiology B.S. Biology from the University of Georgia. She holds the Quality Auditor Certification from the American Society of Quality.