Board

President

Chris Ginnett

With a diversified business background, Chris has spent the last 12 years working in various manufacturing and distribution industries in automotive, aeronautics and now refrigeration. In his current position as Supply Chain Manager, he implements an additional focus on Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement.
Education & Certifications
BS Business Administration – Wake Forest University Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Relevant Work Experience
Supply Chain Manager – AHT Cooling Systems Led Teams Responsible For – Production Planning, Order Management, Customer Service, Material Management, Inventory Control, Logistics, and Warehousing Involved in five separate international production line transfer projects Assisted with two SAP Implementations
Contact Information

Email: chris.ginnett@us.aht.at
Phone: (864) 607-2893

Vice President

Mike Demos

Mike is a strong proponent of leadership development utilizing the Stephen M.R. Covey principles of “The Speed of Trust” and encourages his leadership team to roll-up their sleeves and engage with the workforce. He has a solid background in large data analytics and utilizing data for process control, predictive analysis, and business decisions.

Education & Certifications

BS Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Demand Flow Technology Certification

Relevant Work Experience

General Manager – Morgan Advanced Materials
Manufacturing Engineer – NCR Corporation
Technical, Leadership & Manufacturing Management Experience – Dish Network, Baxter Healthcare, IMAX Corporation, Schlumberger, Sealevel Systems

Contact Information

Email: mike.demos@morganplc.com
Phone: (864) 284-4680

Secretary

Adrienne Temple

Adrienne is passionate about manufacturing. Since 2014, she has been a Regional Vice President for SCMEP. She has been providing consulting assistance for top and bottom line growth for manufacturers. She supports manufacturers in 11 counties in South Carolina: Richland, Lee, Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw, Marion, Florence, Darlington, Georgetown, Williamsburg, and Horry.

Education & Certifications

BS Textile Chemistry – North Carolina State University
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Relevant Work Experience

Regional Vice President – South Carolina Manufacturing
Extension Partnership (SCMEP)
Process Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Technical Development, Outside Sales, and Operations Management – Shaw Industries
Board Chair – SC Chapter of Women in Manufacturing
Member – Women In Manufacturing National Board of Directors

Contact Information

Email: atemple@scmep.org
Phone: (803) 205-5378

Treasurer

Tony Moore

Tony is an advocate for developing and optimizing manufacturing in South Carolina. Since 2016, Tony has been SCMEP’s representative and Regional VP for a 10-county region in the north-west areas of the state. His areas of coverage include the following counties: Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Laurens, Newberry, Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Saluda, and Edgefield. Tony spent nearly 20 years working in various aspects of manufacturing including production, quality, product development, industrial engineering, finance, supply chain management, and continuous improvement.

Education & Certifications

BS Business Administration – Southern Wesleyan University
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Relevant Work Experience

Regional Vice President – South Carolina Manufacturing
Extension Partnership (SCMEP)
Director of Operations – Confluence Outdoor
B1-B Bomber Air Craft Maintenance Specialist – US Air Force
Member – Upper Savannah Regional Education Center Advisory Board

Contact Information

Email: tmoore@scmep.org
Phone: (864) 230-6264

Michael Boettcher

With experience ranging from Quality Engineer to Lean Implementation Manager, Michael believes in a customer-first focus to drive unique perspectives from the team. His goals for the OpExChange include remaining relevant and value-added in the eyes of its members regarding what South Carolina and its manufacturers need in order to grow and dominate.

Education & Certifications

BS Business Administration – Southern Wesleyan University
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Relevant Work Experience

BS Business Administration with a Minor in Management
MBA
MSQSM (Quality Systems Management)
UTC-ACE Associate & Practitioner
Neilson Black Belt Trained
Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – National Graduate School

Contact Information

Email: michael.boettcher@mau.com
Phone: (706) 825-5307

Scott Greene

Scott has an impressive list of qualifications including: successful implementation of Lean (Toyota Production System); Value Stream Mapping; Standard Work; Kaizen Material Flow; Quality Systems – ISO9001, ISO 14001, ISO45001 and many others. He also has experience in the automotive, construction and industrial markets.

Education & Certifications

Logistics Management – Community College of the Air Force
Business Management – Franklin University
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Relevant Work Experience

Director of Manufacturing Operations – Komatsu America
Shift Supervisor, Group Leader, Project Manager – Timken
Non-Commissioned Officer – US Air Force

Contact Information

Email: sgreene@komatsuna.com
Phone: (803) 217-0684

T. Allen Lomax, Jr.

Allen is a strong proponent of learning, growing and sharing. He has a strong track record of achievements. Allen was part of the team responsible for initiating Lean within his facility in 2002. He was also a founding member of the Lean Alliance and has been an active member for 10 years.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology
MBA – University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Relevant Work Experience

Quality Manager – Sealed Air Corporation
Packaging Engineer – Cryovac
Assembly Manager, Material Control Manager, Production Manager, Global Value Engineering Manager – Packaging Equipment Systems Center (PESC)

Contact Information

Email: allen.lomax@sealedair.com
Phone: (864) 208-5167

Brady Umberger

Brady’s background is in organizational development and leadership. Specifically, he is passionate about the development of people and the building of high functioning teams. Over the past 9 years his career has been primarily focused on business improvements/turnarounds. In 2017 he relocated to Lexington SC, to help lead BOMAG Americas through a strategic growth initiative while he holds the operations leadership role.

Education & Certifications

MBA – Northwood University
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Relevant Work Experience

Director of Operations – BOMAG America
Experience in industries including metal finishing, electronics, and heavy equipment

Contact Information

Email: brady.umberger@bomag.com
Phone: (803) 337-0760

Evan York

Evan’s focus on continuous improvement leadership, lean six sigma and agile manufacturing practices has enabled BEDGEAR to deliver innovative and modular bedding products to over 8.5 million people around the world. At BEDGEAR, Evan oversees a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities, where he is responsible for Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, and Customer Experience supporting over 4,000 retailers in multiple countries around the world.

Education & Certifications

BS Systems Engineering and Engineering Management – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
VP – Society of Systems Engineers at UNC Charlotte

Relevant Work Experience

Director of Global Manufacturing and Operations – BEDGEAR
Engineering Manager, Process Performance Engineer – BEDGEAR

Contact Information

Email: eyork@bedgear.com
Phone: (631) 414-7758

Coordinator

Ed Young

Experienced in conducting turnarounds, growing businesses, and consulting with owners and managers at all levels, Ed determines the needs of your business and helps implement a plan to increase its profitability. However, those skills don’t just come from a career in consulting – they come from a rich lifetime of experience that is grounded in his own manufacturing career as well as owning his own brick and mortar business. Consulting with a range of businesses from one person start-ups to international Fortune 100 corporations, Ed understands that each business needs an appropriate structure for its unique situation. 

Prior to consulting, Ed started out in Industrial Engineering and made his way through New Products Engineer, Engineering Manager, HR Manager, Plant Manager, and Director of Operations. Along the way, he picked up certification in Constraint Management and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Because of this well-rounded background, Ed fully understands the challenges you face and is uniquely suited to help you find that path that leads through the chaos and on to greater profits.

Education & Certifications

BS Business Administration – Southern Wesleyan University
TOC-ICO Certified Jonah
George Group certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Relevant Work Experience

Director of Process Improvement – Resurgent Capital Services
Director of Operations – CMCI/Kratos Defense
Operations Manager – SolidTops
Plant Manager – Aluminum Ladder Co.
Manager of US Consulting Services – Maxager Technology
Industrial Engineering Manager – WestPoint Stevens
Sr Manufacturing Engineer and New Products Engineer – Ryobi Motor Products
President – Cornerstone Computers, Inc.
Manufacturing Engineer – Greenfield Industries
Industrial Engineer – M. Lowenstein Corp.
Project Engineer – TRW

Contact Information

Email: ed@opexchange.com
Phone: (864) 328-6231

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