Growth Team

Amanda Blondeau

Business Advancement Center Director

Leveraging 12 years of community development experience, Amanda Blondeau became the inaugural Director of Northern Initiatives Business Advancement Center in 2010.  As the Center Director, Ms. Blondeau is responsible for the development and implementation of services and resources for microenterprises in 46 counties of rural Michigan and five Wisconsin Counties.

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Andy Nichols, CQP MCQI

Program Manager

To The Center’s clients, Andy brings 40 years of expertise in a wide variety of roles and industries, with a particular focus on quality management systems in manufacturing organizations.

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George Singos

Industry 4.0 Business Leader Advisor

George Singos is the Industry 4.0 Business Leader Advisor for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. George brings with him more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in various capacities, including Business Development, Sales & Marketing Management, Project Management, Quality Management, Costing, Scheduling, Plant Supervision and Metallurgical Lab Management.

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Charlie Westra

Director of Manufacturing Services

As The Center's Director of Manufacturing Services, Charlie’s expertise spans many areas. In his role, he is responsible for developing organizational growth strategies, providing management consulting and building effective teams.

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